stanley mungofa 03.08.10.jpgThe City Health Department says the typhoid outbreak that hit the capital since October last year is now under control as currently an average of 2 to 10 patients now report with the symptoms.

According to the City Health Department, the numbers of people reporting at the council clinics and refereed to the infectious diseases hospitals have reduced drastically signalling that residents are now safe from the water borne disease.

City Health Director, Dr Stanley Mungofa says the city has been struggling to contain the disease that had spread to some parts of the country, adding that the situation is now under control in Harare.

He said the city in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare were conducting awareness programmes on the causes of the water borne disease, while the city fathers have been trying to ensure a clean and reliable supply of water.

He however said the country should never witness the outbreaks of such primitive diseases and this can be achieved if relevant authorities ensure that people have access to clean water and proper sanitation services.

Typhoid, which hit some parts of the capital since last year had spread to some other parts of the country such as Mashonaland Central, Makonde and Bindura.

The outbreak was caused by failure of local authorities to provide clean water.