Epidemic in Africa: the typhoid and cholera can join
Epidemic situation of typhoid fever in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, is heating up. The city closed a number of hotels, restaurants and points of public sale of food products that do not pass health inspection. Epidemiologists fear the spread of cholera, according to Xinhua.
Decided to close a number of facilities experts fact forced the employee to identify fever one of the hotels and detection in all samples of chicken, meat and fish pathogens that cause typhoid.
Head of the Ministry of Health Dr. Prosper Chonzi also does not exclude the imminent appearance of cholera in the region. According to him, at this time formed the ideal conditions for the outbreak of the infection. It is known that the trash has not been cleaned for a long time in the city. Drinking water is not available, and the only public toilet is not working.
Also possible that fever has spread in Epworth and Chitungviza – areas characterized by poor hygiene. A trip to the suburbs residents only increases the likelihood of the spread of infection. According to estimates of physicians, currently recorded about 882 cases of typhoid.