Ten suspected cases of typhoid have been reported in Glen-View, a suburb in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare.
Harare City Council Health Services Director Dr Prosper Chonzi confirmed the development.
“In Glen View, close to where the clinic is, people there are reporting at the clinic with symptoms consistent with typhoid – fever with temperatures of around 39 – 40, headache and abdominal discomfort – which are consistent with typhoid,” he said.
“Most of them have gone to the clinic and gotten anti-biotic and so when their culture is tested the results will come out negative because they have been given anti-biotic.”
Glen View has been experiencing serious water shortages over the past few months.