Major typhoid fever outbreak in Lusaka, Zambia

A large outbreak of typhoid fever has been reported in the Kanyama constituency of the capital city of Lusaka. In the past two weeks, the Lusaka local hospital has treated 845 patients with typhoid fever.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to any area where there are cases of typhoid fever can reduce their risk of exposure by being cautious and avoiding consuming food or water that is contaminated. Vaccination against typhoid fever should be considered, especially if unsafe food or water cannot be avoided.

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