Typhoid fever

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

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. 

Disease type:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

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.  

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