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Is typhoid deadly?

Page last updated 22 May 2020

Without prompt medical treatment, typhoid and paratyphoid fevers can be fatal. 

Treatment for typhoid may include:
•    Hospitalisation for specialised medical care
•    Antibiotics to kill the bacteria, reduce the risk of complications, and speed recovery
•    Fluids to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhoea and fever.


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Sources & Citations

2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Typhoid and paratyphoid. Available at: (accessed 6 May 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0143(1)a - Date of preparation May 2020