Typhoid fever outbreak in Kabwe, Zambia

Heavy rains and flooding have led to environmental contamination and an outbreak of typhoid fever. More than 16 cases of typhoid have been reported in Kabwe in the last three days.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Typhoid Fever.

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