Typhoid fever hits Zanzibar

There are reports of an outbreak of typhoid fever in the municipality of Zanzibar. No deaths have been reported.

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.

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