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Typhoid and paratyphoid fever are diseases of the intestinal tract caused by the Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi bacteria. Typhoid is rare in developed countries. However, where environmental hygiene is poor, as in many developing countries, typhoid is a major public health problem. The greatest risk exists to travellers visiting countries where the disease is common. In Queensland, several cases of paratyphoid fever are notified each year, most occurring in returned overseas travelers.

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Last updated: 5 June 2023

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