Global & Disaster Medicine

A Typhoid Fever Outbreak — Harare, Zimbabwe, October 2017–February 2018


The figure is a histogram showing suspected cases of typhoid fever (N = 3,187) in Harare, Zimbabwe, during October 1, 2017–February 24, 2018, by date of symptom onset.

“……Among 583 patients admitted with a diagnosis of suspected typhoid, complications occurred in 79 (14%), the most common being acute kidney injury (26), anemia (10), peritonitis (nine), and electrolyte abnormalities (nine). One patient experienced intestinal perforation. Five patients with suspected typhoid died; …….”


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