Harare: A killer typhoid outbreak is feared to have hit Harare amid reports that one person has already died while several others were hospitalised.

So far a 13-year-old girl died on Christmas Day in Mbare due to typhoid outbreak.

Harare City Council yesterday said apart from 40 recorded cases of those who presented themselves for treatment of typhoid symptoms, more were receiving treatment as a precautionary measure.

Ivy Makwara, died at Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospitals on Sunday after initially being admitted at Harare Central Hospital from where she was transferred to Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospitals where she died on admission.

Harare Typhoid is linked to dirty water used by residents.

It is spread between individuals by direct contact with the faeces of an infected person. There has been many times when people have drank water contaminated by sewage.