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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: (accessed 6 May 2020).

5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Typhoid Fever and Paratyphoid Fever. Questions and Answers. Available at: (accessed 6 May 2020). 

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