Typhoid Fever Strikes Harare

HARARE, 30 January 2012 (IRIN) – Over the past few weeks some 900 residents of the Zimbabwean capital Harare have been diagnosed with typhoid, and about 60 have been admitted to hospital, say health authorities. See the full report.

Here is the Wikipedia article on typhoid fever.

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3 Responses to Typhoid Fever Strikes Harare

  1. Wellington Ringanayi says:

    May you please upload the current typhoid situation for Zimbabwe

  2. Darrell Ward says:

    Thank you for your question. The Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin for the week of 13-19 August 2012 (the latest available) says that 49 cases were reported for that week. All were from Chitungwiza. It says that five of the cases were laboratory confirmed. As of 19 August 2012, the national cumulative number of cases was 5037, with 3 deaths. You can read the report at http://www.who.int/hac/crises/zwe/sitreps/zimbabwe_epi_29august2012.pdf.

  3. Wellington Ringanayi says:

    Thank you for uploading the typhoid situation in Harare.

    Currently has the situation been contained?
    What are the future plans to manage and control typhoid if we happen to have an outbreak?

    What are we doing to prevent diarrheal disease during this rainy season?

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