Dr Madzorera dismisses Zanu PF claims on typhoid

The Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr. Henry Madzorera has dismissed claims by some Zanu PF officials and the State media that the current outbreak of cholera was as a result of biological warfare by the British.

Henry Madzorera
Henry Madzorera

Some Zanu PF officials have been quoted in the State media falsely claiming that the outbreak was as a result of the British government. No further evidence was made by the officials or the State media to support their claims.

“There is no link between the current typhoid outbreak and the British. We owe it ourselves and there is need to remedy the situation,” said Dr. Madzorera who is the MDC Secretary for Health and Senator for Kwekwe.

“As a country we should not be suffering from medieval diseases. The problem is that we are receivers of a failed economy,” he said referring to the rundown of the economy by the then Zanu PF government for nearly 30 years.

Typhoid is a systemic bacterial disease that is characterised by insidious onset of sustained fever, headache, malaise, anorexia, and rose spots on the trunk, a non productive cough in the early stages of the illness and constipation or diarrhoea in adults.

Many mild atypical infections occur and the majority of persons in a typhoid endemic or epidemic area may assume a carrier status.

The Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, City of Harare and several local and international organisations are working hard in order to curb the outbreak.

This is not the first time that Zanu PF has made ridiculous claims against foreign countries. A few years ago, the struggling party alleged that the foreign countries were responsible for the abnormal rainfall in the country.

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