Emergencies preparedness, response

2001 - Cholera in Afghanistan

26 July 2001

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 25 July 2001, WHO has reported a total of 4499 cases including 114 deaths. The cases have occurred in the northern region (Khulm, Aibak), north-east region (Faizabad, Kunduz), eastern region, southern region and south-east region.

WHO is assisting the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan to coordinate the response to the outbreak.  WHO has sent 2 assessment missions to the affected areas and distributed medical supplies.  Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is also working with WHO and the Ministry of Public Health to control the outbreak.