Typhoid fever epidemic increases in Zimbabwe

The outbreak of typhoid fever that began approximately 2 months ago has grown. So far, 2,200 suspected cases of this infection have been registered along with 9 deaths. Three-fourths of the cases have occurred in Harare.

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Advice For Travellers

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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