The WHO in a recent report said that Acute Watery Diarrhea and Crimean–Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) cases increased in June.
“The CCHF-associated deaths were reported from 12 provinces (13 from Kabul, 6 from Balkh, 3 from Parwan, 3 from Takhar, 2 from Jawzjan, 2 from Kandahar, and 1 each from Baghlan, Faryab, Ghazni, Kapisa, Paktya, and Sar-i-Pul).”
According to the report, just in June in various sections, 1.4 million people were reached with humanitarian health services.
“In June 2023, WHO conducted monitoring visits in 34 provinces, 113 primary healthcare facilities, 96 hospitals under HER project, 98 Therapeutic Feeding Units (TFU), 4 Family Health Houses (FFHs), 19 hospitals (including integrated infectious disease and COVID-19 hospitals), 7 ambulatory services.”
In total, 136 CCHF samples were tested since the beginning of 2023, of which 53 samples were positive, WHO said.
“Some of our people smuggled some animals from the provinces to Kabul, which were not sprayed with drugs, and our people play a special role in the rise of Crimean–Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) events in the country,” said Farid Ullah Omari, a doctor.
The WHO emphasized that COVID-19, Measles, and Dengue Fever decreased in June.