Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Epidemiological week # 24, 2022 (12-18 June) 2022 Situation Report #45

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Measles outbreak (01 Jan to 18 Jun 2022)

• During epidemiological week 24-2022, a total of 1,853 new cases and 9 new deaths were reported (stabilization in the number of cases and 80% increase in number of deaths, compared to previous week). The trend was increasing until week 15 (2022), however, started to decrease between weeks 15 and 20 and then shows stabilization during the last 4 weeks. (Figure 5).

• During the last week, the number of suspected measles cases have increased by 20.3% in Central East and 18% in North East Regions (Table 2).

• The measles outbreak affected the entire country, however, the most affected provinces are Badakhshan (12.01%);
Kunduz (9.7%); Nangarhar (9.4%); Kabul (8.6%); Helmand (6.7%); and Takhar (6.20%).

• Out of the total 6,294 samples tested for measles, 2,734 were laboratory confirmed from January-June 2022.

• During the last week, no new district reported suspected measles cases (Figure 1).