Emergencies preparedness, response

Cholera in Afghanistan

21 June 2005

From 25 May to 16 June, the Ministry of Health, Afghanistan reported a total of 3245 cases of acute watery diarrhoea in Kabul city. Out of these 777 were hospitalised for severe dehydration. Vibrio cholerae has been laboratory confirmed in 30 stool samples out of 44.

WHO is assisting the Ministry of Health to administer its control measures and has sent cholera kits for case management.