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Which countries are affected by typhoid?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

Typhoid may occur anywhere in the world, but is most prevalent in developing countries where there may be unsafe water supplies and/or poor sanitation, including: 

  • India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • most countries of South-East Asia
  • several countries of the South Pacific, including Papua New Guinea
  • Central and South America
  • the Caribbean
  • African countries
  • countries of the Middle East.

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Sources & Citations

  1. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Typhoid and paratyphoid. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).

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