New surveillance case definition: paratyphoid

This page provides the new case definiton that should be used to notify cases of paratyphoid from 1 January 2016.

Page last updated: 24 December 2015

Paratyphoid: Initial case definition (2015)

This case definition will be implemented on 1 January 2016.

Paratyphoid case definition


Only confirmed cases should be notified

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

Isolation or detection of Salmonella Paratyphi A or S. Paratyphi B (excluding S. Paratyphi B biovar Java) or S. Paratyphi C.