Cholera Outbreak Kills 14 In Southern Afghanistan
By Ghanizada - Sun Jun 19 2011, 8:56 am
The epidemic in southern Afghanistan broke out earlier this week and at least 84 people were infected but only few details about the outbreak in the remote area were immediately available.
According to Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Asulyar, fourteen people died as of Saturday due to Cholera infections.
According to a NATO-led International Security Assistance force (ISAF), several locals have been airlifted and evacuated from the area in relation to the outbreak.
The spokesperson for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces said, “ISAF did air transport five local nationals with dehydration symptoms,”
The source further added, “It has not been confirmed if they are infected with cholera. The [Ministry of Health] has the lead in this matter.”
According to the sources in the Ministry of Public Health, a team of doctors have been sent to the area to inspect the outbreak.