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Pneumonia kills five infants in Badakhshan

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By: Jafar Tayar

FAIZABAD, Jan 9 (Pajhwok Afghan News): residents of Kishm district in northeastern province of Badakhshan claimed five children died due to pneumonia infection.

They said the outbreak of the infection took place in Khamyak village of the district and people were concerned about the outbreak.

Ahmad Khan resident of Khamyak village told Pajhwok Afghan News on telephone, his two years old son died of pneumonia on Wednesday.

Sayed Akbar Akhgar, district chief of Kishm said the road to Khamyak village was closed, so they can not confirm the casualties caused by pneumonia.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Jalali, head of public health department in Badakhshan told Pajhwok Afghan News they did not receive any news from Kishm about child casualties.

He added if there were any such incidents they will send health team to provide necessary health services.

Badakshan is one of the provinces where due to heavy snowfall most of the roads are blocked from 6 to 9 months in a year


Written by afghandevnews

January 14, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Posted in Health

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