Find out how we define and monitor cases of paratyphoid fever, and where you can learn more about this disease.
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.
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.