Fresh outbreak of typhoid fever sickens 660 people in Harare, Zimbabwe

Health officials have reported that more than 660 people were treated for typhoid in Zimbabwe’s capital. Seventy cases remain hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The outbreak was caused by contaminated food sold by street vendors in western Harare.

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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