The mortality rate of typhoid fever
will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The strain of typhoid fever bacteria and its sensitivity to specific antibiotics
- The symptoms of typhoid fever the person is experiencing and their severity
- If treatment is provided and, if so, how early the treatment is started
- The age and general health of the patient.
What Is the Mortality Rate of Typhoid Fever With Treatment?
When appropriate typhoid fever treatment
is started early, the prognosis is good. With treatment, the mortality rate of typhoid
fever is typically under 1 percent and few complications should occur.
What Is the Mortality Rate of Typhoid Fever Without Treatment?
For someone who does not receive treatment for typhoid fever, symptoms can continue for four to eight weeks. The mortality rate of typhoid fever is substantially higher in these cases. For untreated cases, current research estimates the mortality rate of typhoid fever to be between 12 and 30 percent.