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    December 19, 2022
    author: Fadzai Ndangana
    61 Typhoid Cases Confirmed In Harare

    City of Harare has closed some boreholes that were found with contaminated water, following a typhoid outbreak, 263Chat has learnt.

    According to Harare City Health director, Dr. Prosper Chonzi, the capital has recorded 61 confirmed cases mainly in Budiriro, Glen View, and Glen Norah surbubs.

    “We have witnessed a gradual number of typhoid cases in the Western suburbs of Harare, with 61 confirmed cases mainly below the four years age group with main drivers being lack of clean water and sewer bursts,” said Dr Chonzi...

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    Week 5: 23 to 29 January 2023
    Data as reported by: 17:00; 29 January 2023

    All events currently being monitored by WHO AFRO
    Zimbabwe Typhoid fever

    Date notified to WCO 17-Oct-22
    Start of reporting period 17-Oct-22
    End of reporting period 27-Jan-23

    Total cases 186
    Cases Confirmed 17
    Deaths 0
    CFR 0

    The Harare capital city of Zimbabwe is experiencing a typhoid fever outbreak since October 2022. As of 27 January 2022, a total of 186 cases with 17 confirmed have been reported. The age group of 1 – 4 years accounts for 16% of the total cases. Males account for 47% of all typhoid cases and females contribute 45% and 8% of the cases have no stated gender. All the tested samples were sensitive to Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin, cefotaxime, and ceftriaxone and resistant to Ampicillin, cotrimoxazole and azithromycin

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    • sharon sanders
      sharon sanders commented
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      I think in the body of the text there is a typo. It should be "..27 January 2023....."