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Which countries are affected by typhoid?

Page last updated 26 May 2022

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
  • African countries
  • countries of the Middle East.

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Sources & Citations

2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Typhoid and paratyphoid. Available at: (accessed May 2022).

MAT-AU-2201573 (v.1.0)   Date of preparation May 2022