How long can typhoid stay in the body?
The bacterium can remain in the body for a period of approximately 3 months, sometimes more than a year (although this is uncommon and usually in those people who have had no treatment). About 2-5% percent of carriers are permanently infectious.
Sources & Citations
- Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Typhoid and paratyphoid. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/typhoid-and-paratyphoid (accessed 15 April 2018).
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0143a - Date of preparation May 2018Show All