Typhoid fever continues to spread in Harare, Zimbabwe

Five new deaths due to typhoid fever have been reported from the suburbs around Harare. With over 5,000 reported cases this year from several outbreaks around th country, typhoid cases remains as an on-going risk for travellers. The worst affected areas have been the densely populated suburbs around Harare's centre, including Kuwadzana and Mufakose. Other outbreaks have been reported throughout the year in Bindura, Mashonaland Central and Norton. Zvimba in Mashonaland, West Chitungwiza and Kadoma have also reported serious outbreaks. Travellers to Zimbabwe 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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