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Congo fever increased in Afghanistan, WHO

This comes that the Ministry of Public Health has announced that cases of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever have increased by 38 percent in the last two months across the country

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a statement the other day 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 disease is 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 representative for Kabul Municipality, told reporters that the department has identified eight locations in Kabul city for animal sacrifices. This comes that the Ministry of Public Health has announced that cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever have increased by 38 percent in the last two months across the country. The Ministry of Public Health said that last year there were about 244 positive cases of Congo fever, of which about 100 patients died. Sharaf Zaman, the spokesperson of the Public Health Ministry, added that in the first five months of this year, 203 positive cases of Congo fever and six deaths were recorded throughout Afghanistan. According to him, Congo fever cases have increased by 38% in the last two months of the current solar year. According to medics, to prevent the spread of Congo fever, infected people should be quarantined and they should avoid contact with healthy people. Mukhtar Safi

 

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.