New typhoid fever outbreak in Harare, Zimbabwe

At least 1 person is reported to have died from typhoid fever, while dozens were hospitalised due to this infection during the Christmas holidays.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to this infection can be high due to inadequate sanitation in the city. 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.