At least 12 deaths reported in cholera outbreak in Afghanistan

At least 12 deaths have been reported out of over 18,000 infections in the cholera outbreak since mid-June in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, a provincial health official said on Sunday.

"A total of 18,000 people have been affected by cholera due to using polluted water and poor access to health services," Abdul Ghani Samim, acting director of the provincial public health department, told reporters.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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