Glen-Norah is at least 15km from the disease’s epicenter in Kuwadzana.At a community feedback meeting in the suburb a woman reported that her nephew had also been treated at Beatrice Infectious Diseases hospital that week.
“You celebrate that Typhoid has not reached Glen-Norah, but my nephew was treated for the disease this week,” she said.
Local councillor, Wellington Chikombo, claimed that the epidemic was under control.
“I am happy to report that unlike cholera, typhoid has not reached this community and I will make sure it does not come here.We will give you aqua tablets that you can use, but I can assure you that Harare’s water is safe,” he said.
Residents accused the councillor of telling lies. “If the water is safe then why are you giving us these tablets, do not lie to the people, you will put lives in danger,” said a woman who refused to be identified.
Council Health Director, Prosper Chonzi, said the health authorities were treating all diarrhea cases as part of the outbreak.
“We still are monitoring the situation because the outbreak, although under control, is still a danger to the city’s health,” Dr Chonzi said.Post published in: News