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In the wake of the cholera outbreak in the southern Afghan province of Zabul, three children died after contracting the disease, said the health officials in Zabul.

According to Abdul Hakim Hakimi, the Taliban’s director of the public health department for Zabul province, who spoke to the media on Sunday, August 14, three children passed away from cholera in the Akazi region of Zabul province.

According to him, this tragedy occurred on Saturday night in areas of Zabul province that were remote from the province’s capital since medical teams were not sent.

Health teams have reportedly been sent to the area to prevent the further transmission of cholera, according to the Taliban’s director of public health in Zabul.

This occurs while a number of disease outbreaks, including Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), measles, Congo fever, cholera, dengue fever, and Covid-19, have been reported in Afghanistan recently by the World Health Organization (WHO).

These outbreaks, especially cholera has contributed to the fatalities spiking the cholera-related death toll in Afghanistan.

Cholera is an intestinal disease that causes nausea, severe diarrhea, and damage to the digestive system organs’ walls. It is brought on by consuming contaminated or contaminated water.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).