Publish dateMonday 5 June 2023 - 09:32
Story Code : 271210
Malaria cases increased in Nangarhar
Nangarhar residents urged the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) to take steps to stop the spread of the disease.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, Residents said many members of their families have contracted the disease with the arrival of summer.

Abdullah Baryalai, a health official in the eastern zone of the country, says that the prevalence of malaria has increased not only in Nangarhar province but also across the eastern province.

Malaria is transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes. Doctors recommend the use of mosquito nets and encourage people to make sure there is no standing water around their houses.

Health officials in Nangarhar province say the Ministry of Public Health has launched an awareness campaign in order to help rid the province of mosquitoes.
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