Agency: 31 children died and more than 4 thousand became infected with cholera epidemic in Afghanistan

The Sputnik agency reported, citing a source in the health department of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, that 4,470 children were infected with cholera in the southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Uruzgan, and 31 died of cholera.

“Sputnik” quotes a source, according to data sent by him on the spread of cholera in the southern provinces of Afghanistan, that “31 children died out of 4470 children infected with cholera in the provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Uruzgan”, while “3 thousand children were registered in Zabul province alone. wounded and 5 dead, while about 800 wounded were reported in Helmand province, as well as 620 wounded in Kandahar and 50 others wounded in Uruzgan.

A source told Sputnik that “22 deaths from this epidemic were recorded in Helmand province, 4 people in Uruzgan province, and no deaths from the disease were recorded in Kandahar,” explaining that “high temperatures, contaminated water and spoiled food are among the causes of the disease.” The main causes of this disease.

It should be noted that in the intervening period, there has been a major outbreak of cholera in many parts of Afghanistan without the medical facilities and the necessary assistance to combat it.

Source: “Sputnik”

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