Typhoid fever cases in Harare, Zimbabwe, cause high alert

In the past 2 weeks, there were 18 cases of typhoid fever in the city of Harare. Due to high levels of diarrhoae and water supplies that are frequently contaminated, health authorities are on high alert for a possible outbreak of this disease.

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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.