Ministry of Public Health Denies Reports of Cholera Cases, Urges Media for Accuracy


KABUL (BNA): In recent statement, the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan has categorically refuted the published reports regarding the presence of cholera cases and deaths within the country.

The ministry has highlighted that the information shared by certain media outlets is inaccurate and misleading, calling for professionalism and accuracy in reporting health-related matters.

The ministry’s statement references a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning the Eastern Mediterranean region, which allegedly utilized data on acute diarrhea, mistakenly associated with cholera. The Ministry of Public Health clarified that the data used in the report does not reflect the actual situation of cholera cases in Afghanistan.

Expressing concern over the dissemination of false information, the ministry has called upon the media to exercise caution and responsibility when reporting on health issues. They emphasized the importance of sharing accurate and verified data related to diseases, both for the benefit of citizens and to maintain transparency within the international community.

Cholera, a bacterial infection that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration, has been a significant health concern in many parts of the world. While the presence of cholera remains a serious issue in some regions, the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan asserts that the reported cases within the country have been incorrectly attributed to cholera.

The ministry’s statement aims to rectify any misconceptions caused by the inaccurate reports and assures the public that they are actively monitoring and addressing health concerns within the country. They have reaffirmed their commitment to providing reliable and up-to-date information on public health matters.


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