Typhoid fever deaths in Copperbelt Province, Zambia

There have been 76 suspected cases of typhoid fever, 19 of whom were confirmed by laboratory tests. Four of the cases have died. 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 cannot be avoided.

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