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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Zimbabwe : Typhoid spreads nationwide

Via The Herald Online :

" The typhoid outbreak has spread to other centres with more cases reported in two provinces.

Government has indicated that it does not have adequate resources to deal with the outbreak.

Typhoid cases have since been reported in Bindura, Mashonaland Central and Norton and Zvimba in Mashonaland West.

Epidemiology and Disease Control director in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare Dr Portia Manangazira said this when she appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare.

Murehwa North legislator Cde David Parirenyatwa chairs the committee.

Dr Manangazira said weekly reports on the outbreak show cases have risen from around 30 to more than 200."

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