Is typhoid deadly?
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.
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 May 2022).
MAT-AU-2201573 (v1.0) Date of preparation May 2022Show All