No typhoid outbreak in Johannesburg

24 January 2016 - 15:38 By Katharine Child

The National Institute of Communicable of Diseases has assured South Africans that there is not a typhoid outbreak in Johannesburg. There have been four unrelated cases of typhoid over the past two weeks in Johannesburg‚ but weekend investigations found they were unrelated.Typhoid is an infectious disease spread by contaminated food or water and is usually treatable with antibiotics.

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