More typhoid fever in Harare, Zimbabwe

The typhoid fever outbreak that began in October has resulted in a total of over 800 cases so far. Contaminated borehole water supplies are blamed for this situation. 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.

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