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Salmonella claims 14 lives as unhealthy conditions prevail in Harare

Tererai Karimakwenda reports that 14 children under the age of five have died of salmonella infections in Harare, Zimbabwe in the last few weeks. The infections are usually contracted from infected food and given the critical food shortages and the squalid conditions under which many displaced families are living, more deaths could occur.

The Herald newspaper said the infections have not been made public by the authorities in either Harare or Chitungwiza and no warnings or advice have been issued by the health authorities.