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Cholera kills 7, infects over 667 in Afghanistan :Doctor

The doctor also confirmed that seven children have died of the disease over the past several days in the province.

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Kandahar, Afghanistan: At least seven children have lost their lives due to the cholera outbreak, and 667 others infected with the disease in less than a week in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, a doctor in the province, Mohammad Daud Ayubi, said Wednesday.

“A total of 9,500 patients affected with diarrhea have been taken to the healthcare center, where 667 of them were diagnosed with cholera disease,” Ayubi said.

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The doctor also confirmed that seven children have died of the disease over the past several days in the province.

Cholera outbreak had earlier claimed the lives of 20 children in the neighboring Helmand province, while hundreds of cases have been reported in Kandahar, Helmand, and neighboring Zabul, and thousands of cases in northern Jawzjan and Kunduz provinces.

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