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  • Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are bacterial infections of the intestinal tract and bloodstream.
  • Almost every Australian case is acquired during overseas travel, with about 50 to 60 Victorians treated each year.
  • Symptoms and signs include diarrhoea, fever, tiredness, enlarged spleen and liver, and characteristic skin rash.
  • Without prompt medical treatment, typhoid and paratyphoid fevers can be fatal.

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Reviewed on: 05-11-2018