Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Infectious Disease Outbreaks - Epidemiological week # 29, 2022 (17-23) July 2022 Situation Report #50

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Measles outbreak (01 Jan to 23 Jul 2022)

  • During epidemiological week 29-2022, a total of 1,028 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported (5.5% decrease in the number of cases, with no changes in the number of deaths compared to previous week). The trend was increasing until week 15-2022, and started to decrease between weeks 16-26, however it shows stabilization for the last three weeks (Figure 5).

  • During the last week, the number of suspected measles cases have increased by 32.8% in West, 29.1% in South East, and 16.9% in Centra West Regions (Table 2).

  • The measles outbreak affected the entire country, however, the most affected provinces are Badakhshan (12.4%),
    Nangarhar (9.8%), Kabul (9.0%), Kunduz (8.8%), Helmand (6.7%) and Takhar (5.8%).

  • Out of the total 6,757 samples tested for measles, 3,001 were laboratory confirmed from Jan-Jul 2022.

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