Harare is now free of typhoid says Minister Parirenyatwa
Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa, last week said that there no more cases of Typhoid being reported in Harare with the last case occurring on the 20th of June. Said Parirenyatwa,
We have put in place control measures that include case follow-up and treatments in the community and use of safe water at point of use with chlorination of borehole water.
We also stopped the use of contaminated boreholes in affected areas with emphasis on good hygiene practices.
Harare City Council took part and made sure that water was available 24-7, the community was taught about health especially about good hygiene practices.
The main issue now is to avoid any new cases from spreading once they are detected or re-occur. This will require enhanced surveillance and avoiding shortage of water in key suburbs.