About typhoid fever
Typhoid fever is caused by bacteria called Salmonella typhi, which is found in contaminated water, food, urine or faeces. Typhoid can become life threatening if it is not treated.
Vaccination available under NIP:
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's typhoid page.
Surveillance and reporting
Typhoid fever is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
For more on typhoid fever in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.