How long can typhoid stay in the body?
In some people, the bacteria that causes typhoid can remain in the body for a prolonged period of time. It is estimated that between 1% and 4% of treated patients still excrete Salmonella typhi bacteria in their stool 12 months or more after they were ill with typhoid. A long course of antibiotics is necessary to get rid of the typhoid bacteria in these people.
Sources & Citations
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Yellow Book 2020: Health Information for International Travel. New York: Oxford University Press; 2017.
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0143(1)a - Date of preparation May 2020Show All