Over 40 Dead Due to Cholera in Afghanistan, Say Taliban Health Officials


Taliban health officials on Monday said that over the past ten days at least 43 people have died due to cholera in Helmand, Kandahar, and Zabul provinces.

The officials added that over 1,000 people have been infected with the disease.

According to Bakhtar News Agency, a Taliban-controlled media group, 390 people have been infected with cholera in the past 24 hours in the capital city and two other districts of Zabul province.

Taliban’s health officials said that mobile health teams have been deployed to the affected areas.

Cholera cases have increased in Zabul, Kandahar, and Helmand provinces in the past few months. Cholera is a type of infection in the intestine, which is mostly caused due to drinking contaminated water.

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