A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization.

The latest outbreak, confirmed by council spokesperson Michael Chideme yesterday, has been blamed on water shortages, raw sewer spillages and uncollected garbage in the city’s populous high-density

Poor sanitation, water accumulation behind spread of diseases

There are no more cases of typhoid in Harare owing to measures taken by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and its partners, a Cabinet minister has said.

THE Ministry of Health (MOH) says typhoid that broke out in Muchinga and Lusaka provinces early this year is now under control.

Four cases of dengue and one case each of chikungunya and falciparum malaria have been reported in the same period.

Residents in Lusaka's Kalingalinga are up in arms with the Ministry of Health following the outbreak of typhoid in compound.

TYPHOID has broken out in Mpika district with 38 cases recorded so far, and two admitted to Chilonga Mission Hospital.

Poor lab capability, surveillance and lack of sanitation are enabling the spread of a typhoid strain that is resistant to drugs, a researcher has warned.

The incident of multi-drug resistance cases of typhoid is increasing in Sub Saharan Africa, making it difficlut and expensive for the disease to be treated.