Typhoid fever case definition

This document contains the case definitions for typhoid fever which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

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VersionStatusLast reviewedEndorsement dateImplementation date
No changeCDWG 21 October 2011CDNA 23 January 20121 February 2012
1.0Initial case definition (2004)


Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires Laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

Isolation or detection of Salmonella typhi.

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