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Typhoid fever claims one life in JHB

A 27-year-old Malawian woman died last week Sunday.

Charlotte Maxeke, Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Typhoid fever,Edenvale Hospital,Charlotte Maxeke Joburg Academic Hospital
Local

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Health Department has confirmed four cases of typhoid fever in Johannesburg, which has claimed the life of one person. 

Two cases were identified at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, while the other two were picked up at Edenvale Hospital. 

A 27-year-old Malawian woman died last week Sunday. 

It’s understood she had travelled to her home country for the holiday period last month - and returned to South Africa through Mozambique. 

Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu says the three remaining victims are children aged between three and 16 and are recovering in hospital.

“The second, third and fourth patients are all alive and are being treated in their respective facilities.” 

Mahlangu says while the situation is under control, her department has activated an outbreak response team.

“Family members have been visited. We’ve got their addresses and the teams have gone there, so we have the situation under control in terms of the cases we’ve picked up.” 

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