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World Health Organization: Congo fever increases in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The World Health Organization has warned that cases of Congo fever have increased among Afghan citizens ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

The World Health Organization in Afghanistan issued a warning on Thursday, June 13, stating that Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, which spreads from animals to humans, has seen a rise in Afghanistan.

Mohammad Omar Mashal, a WHO official, urged citizens to observe health protocols during the Eid festivities and animal sacrifices.

Symptoms of this severe fever include vomiting, severe headache, muscle pain, and redness.

However, some citizens speaking to reporters believe that the authorities should focus on establishing designated slaughterhouses in Kabul.

Naematullah Barakzai, a spokesman for Kabul Municipality, told reporters that the department has identified eight locations in Kabul city for animal sacrifices.

The lack of adequate medical equipment, experts and facilities in Afghanistan has been exacerbated since the Taliban took control of the country. Many hospitals face critical shortages of essential supplies, hindering their ability to treat patients effectively.

The collapse of the public health system has left millions of Afghans without access to basic medical care. Routine medical services have been disrupted, leading to increased risks of preventable diseases and untreated health conditions.

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