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Is typhoid deadly?

Page last updated 26 May 2022

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 May 2022).

MAT-AU-2201573 (v1.0)  Date of preparation May 2022