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What is typhoid?

Page last updated 22 May 2020

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infections of the intestinal tract and bloodstream. The bacterium responsible for both is Salmonella typhi, and is only carried by humans.

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Sources & Citations

2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Typhoid and paratyphoid. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/typhoid-and-paratyphoid (accessed 6 May 2020).

5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Typhoid Fever and Paratyphoid Fever. Questions and Answers. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/typhoid-fever/sources.html (accessed 6 May 2020). 

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

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