Thyphoid fever outbreak feared in Zimbabwe

With 15 typhoid cases confirmed by laboratory testing and an additional 125 suspected cases found in the past week, health authorities in Harare have expressed concern that a typhoid outbreak may be beginning.

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Advice For Travellers

Typhoid fever outbreaks in Harare happen fairly frequently. Improper handling of food by street vendors is common. 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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