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Cholera breaks out in parts of Afghanistan

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KABUL: Local officials of Helmand have said that three children died as cholera broke out in another district of the southern district of Helmand province.
Provincial information and culture directorate said that the cholera disease broke out in Gramser district, claiming the lives of four children.
It said 45 people are suffering from the disease. Cholera first broke out in Baghran district of Helmand province few days before Eid al-Adha and claimed the life of at least 22 people and infected tens of others.
Health teams reached Baghran along with medicines and other items. According to local officials in Helmand, the disease was controlled in Baghran.
Meanwhile, health officials in Kandahar said that the cholera outbreak has been reported in Shah Wali Kot district of the province and has been mostly attributed to the lack of clean water and eating contaminated food.
According to doctors at Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar, 180 patients including children are currently being treated for the disease.
On the other hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that an upward trend of acute watery diarrhea cases has been observed among the earthquake-affected population in Paktika and Khost provinces.
According to WHO, from 3 to 10 July, a total of 464 AWD cases were newly detected in three districts (Gyan, Barmal and Spera). Among them, eight cases in Barmal and nine cases in Gyan were positive for cholera rapid diagnostic test (RDT). Those samples were shipped to the regional reference laboratory for confirmation.
The laboratory analysis is in process.
According to another report, cholera has also broken out in Shahr -e-Safa district of Zabul province as dozens cases of the disease have been newly detected in the district. Previously, the disease had been broken out in Dai Chopan, Shah Joy and other districts of the province where dozens cases of diarrhea/cholera had been detected.
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