Measles Outbreak in Zabul Claims Two Children Lives and Infects 17 Others

According to the Directorate of Public Health of Taliban in Zabul province, an outbreak of measles in this province has resulted in the death of two children and the infection of 17 others.

Dr. Mirwais Afghan, the ‌Director of Public Health of Taliban in Zabul province, stated on Monday, that these incidents have been reported in the Atghar district of this province.

He mentioned that their healthcare facilities are limited and the district is also remote, but a healthcare team has been dispatched to the area.

It is worth noting that several days ago, another 10 children in Zabul died due to the measles disease.

This comes as officials from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Zabul province had previously stated that they would cover 13,000 children under the measles vaccine.