Typhoid and paratyphoid
Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
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.
Public health management guidelines
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland clinicians (PHA S70) (PDF, 48kB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
Enhanced surveillance for public health units
- Case report form (PDF, 169kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.
Resources for health professionals
- Australian immunisation handbook - provides clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.