Typhoid outbreak hits Mbare

Harare City Council spokesperson Michael Chideme confirmed that there have been suspected cases of typhoid in Mbare’s Matapi flats. Chideme said that the council’s medical team is on the ground attending to the suspected cases.

He referred NewsDay to council’s health services director Prosper Chonzi, who was not immediately available for comment. The outbreak has been blamed on water shortages, raw sewer spillages and uncollected garbage. At least six people are reported to have succumbed to typhoid and other related diseases since last year in Harare from some 83 cases recorded.

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Mbare is the oldest high-density residential area in Zimbabwe. It is located on the southern side of the city about 5 kilometres from the central business district of Harare and is one the most talked about areas in the city. The settlement is home to... Read More About Mbare

The Harare City Council is an administrative body tasked with providing services for residence of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Among other duties, the council is responsible for providing clean drinking water, housing and accomodation, refuse collection facilities and health services. Read More About Harare City Council


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