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What is typhoid?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

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

  1. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Typhoid and paratyphoid. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).
  2. New South Wales Government Health. Typhoid and paratyphoid fact sheet. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0143a - Date of preparation May 2018