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Nearly four thousand children have been infected with measles in Badakhshan

2 Jul 2022 - 11:27

Officials of Badakhshan Provincial Hospital say that during the past three months, nearly 4,000 children have been infected with measles, and 11 of them have died.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Mazar-e-Sharif: Dr. Shafiq Hamdard; The head doctor of Badakhshan Provincial Hospital told AVA today, Saturday, July 2 : From last three months, 3,961 cases of children measles have been registered in the provincial hospital, of which 3,044 children were treated on an outpatient basis and 917 of them were hospitalized.
According to him, during the last three months, 11 children have died due to measles in Badakhshan provincial hospital.
The chief physician of Badakhshan provincial hospital added that most of the patients were from the center and some from the districts near Faiz Abad city.
The number of measles patients in the distant districts of Badakhshan has not yet been determined.
Before this, sources had reported the spread of measles among children in the distant districts of Badakhshan.
The head doctor of Badakhshan Provincial Hospital also said that the prevalence of measles this year shows an unprecedented increase compared to previous years.
Last year the outbreak of measles in "Kuf Ab" district of Badakhshan killed more than 50 children under the age of five.

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