40 hospitalized in typhoid fever outbreak in Kuwadzana

At least 40 people have been hospitalized with typhoid fever while many cases of diarrhoea (possibly typhoid) have been reported in Kuwadzana. Health officials have blamed contaminated water and raw meat sold in open and illegal restaurants.

Travellers to this city can reduce their risk of exposure to typhoid fever by being cautious and avoiding consuming contaminated food or water. Vaccination against typhoid fever should be considered, especially if unsafe food cannot be avoided.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Typhoid Fever.

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