What is the prognosis (outlook) for people with typhoid fever?

For most people who receive treatment with antibiotics, typhoid fever symptoms improve within 2 to 4 weeks. Your symptoms may return if you do not finish your entire treatment that your doctor recommends.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 03/01/2018.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Typhoid Fever. Accessed 3/19/18.
  • World Health Organization. Typhoid. Accessed 3/19/18.
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders. Typhoid. Accessed 3/19/18.

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