About paratyphoid fever
Paratyphoid fever is caused by Salmonella paratyphi bacteria. This bacterium is found in contaminated water and food, and contaminated urine or faeces.
Vaccination available under NIP:
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's paratyphoid page.
Surveillance and reporting
Paratyphoid fever is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.
For more on paratyphoid fever in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.