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Measles ‘kills Afghan children’

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BBC News / Friday, 4 January 2008

Officials in the Afghan town of Musa Qala say nearly 30 children there have died from measles since the Taleban were forced out of the town last month.

They say the disease has been exacerbated by cold weather.

Doctors say many of the children were from families displaced by the fighting, who were unable to find adequate shelter.

Musa Qala, in Helmand province, was recaptured by Nato and Afghan troops in a combined air and ground offensive.

Medical officials in the Helmand capital, Lashkar Gah, said they were unaware of the problems in Musa Qala.

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Written by afghandevnews

January 6, 2008 at 6:01 am

Posted in Health

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  1. Measles did not kill these children, instead they died from being malnourished and in poor health. The truth is these children would of died from any illness that they caught. instead of lying and saying they died of measles, be honest and talk about how they live in horrific poverty, and have no access to sanitation and nutritious food. Measles does not kill, but being malnourished to the point of not being able to cope with a disease does!

    Topher

    January 6, 2008 at 5:14 pm


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