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Typhoid outbreak hits Zimbabwe's three provinces

27 October 2016 1:21 PM

Water scarcity in Zimbabwe has reportedly led to typhoid outbreak in the area and 60 new cases were reported this week.

60 new cases of typhoid have been reported in Zimbabwe's three provinces this week, but it appears the country doesn't have necessary resources to deal with the outbreak.

Ryan Truscott, Zimbabwe Correspondent, says the outbreak is due to dire water shortages that are caused by drought in the area.

In the city of Bulawayo a couple of dams have been decommissioned because the levels have dropped too low.

Ryan Truscott, Zimbabwe Correspondent

According to Truscott, the health department did not mention that it is unable to cope, although there are reports of some typhoid medication available in certain areas.

However, the Health Minister has stated that if the water situation worsens, it could escalate the typhoid situation.

Listen to Truscott speak about the government's plan to resolve the Typhoid situation in Zimbabwe:


This article first appeared on 702 : Typhoid outbreak hits Zimbabwe's three provinces


27 October 2016 1:21 PM