Zac Efron Battled Life-Threatening Bacterial Infection in Papua New Guinea

Zac Efron Battled Life-Threatening Bacterial Infection in Papua New Guinea

Sources told the paper that Efron was flown to Brisbane last week and was taken to the St Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill, where he was treated for several days.

Hollywood actor Zac Efron was reportedly rushed to Australia from Papua New Guinea after suffering an "extraordinary life-or-death medical emergency".

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, typhoid fever is caused by a bacterial infection that's contracted through food, water, or human contact, and, if left untreated, the complications can be fatal.

While medical rescue officials have not confirmed that Zac Efron was the patient, they did say that they "retrieved a USA citizen in his 30s from PNG to Brisbane for medical attention in Australia".

According to an Australian report, Zac Efron suffered a medical emergency while filming his new TV show overseas before the holidays. E!

Australian medical evacuation company, Medical Rescue Group, told the newspaper they recently flew a United States citizen aged in his 30s from PNG to Brisbane.

Efron was in Papua New Guinea to film his new series called, eh, "Killing Zac Efron", which he's clearly giving a fair bash.

The new show sees Zac - who was once a Disney Channel star - travel to a remote island for 21 days with very little to survive.

Before heading out on the challenge in November, Zac had said: "I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances and seek out opportunities that challenge me on every level".

"I am excited to explore any uncharted territory and discover what unexpected adventure awaits!"

He will also executive produce the new series with Zero Point Zero and Ninjas Runnin' Wild.

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