Typhoid outbreakin South Africa: Symptoms and disease hotspot areas

Typhoid outbreakin South Africa: Symptoms and disease hotspot areas

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) published a table of recent outbreaks on their website earlier this week.

Province District Number of cases
 
Date of first case Date of most recent case
Western Cape City of Cape Town Metropolitan  
14*
November 2020 January 2022
Western Cape Cape Winelands  
11*
July 2020 May 2021
Western Cape Garden Route  
12*
August 2020 December 2021
North West Dr Kenneth Kaunda  
16*
November 2020 December 2021
Gauteng Tshwane  
5
December 2021 February 2022
Gauteng Other  
2
December 2021 February 2022

Case numbers with a * next to them represent cluster outbreaks.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, public interest in disease outbreaks has soared. That’s why the health authorities are doing their best to communicate the situation clearly.
As noted by some of the country’s leading experts, you may have Typhoid Fever if you come down with these symptoms:

  • A persistent high temperature that gradually increases each day
  • Headaches
  • General aches and pains
  • Abdominal pains or cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Extreme tiredness/fatigue
  • Coughs
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal disruption (diarrhea)

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