Seasonal Influenza Surge in Zimbabwe, Not COVID-19

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing a rise in influenza-like illnesses, a typical seasonal trend as the country approaches winter. This was reported by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. Douglas Mombeshora, who clarified that this increase is not related to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The number of influenza cases this year is actually lower than the same period last year, with 99,000 cases in 2024 compared to 149,000 in 2023. Furthermore, Zimbabwe has not recorded any COVID-19 cases in the past four weeks.

Despite the seasonal nature of the influenza surge, the government advises citizens to take preventive measures. People should wash their hands regularly, avoid large crowds, cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, and stay at home if they exhibit symptoms of the illness. These precautions will help manage the spread of the influenza-like illness during the winter season.

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