We request International community and health partners to support MoPH in combating influenza AH1N1 and other areas of health sector. Said Dr. SMA Fatimie.
Influenza AH1N1 cases were first discovered in Afghanistan on 2 July 2009 and so far we have detected 843 confirmed cases with 16 death in Kabul, Ghazni, Parwan, Bamyan, Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Takhar, Baghlan, Ghor, Helmand and Panjsher.
333 cases are among foreign citizens and the remaining cases are Afghans. High risk groups population are pregnant women, children between 6-24 months and people with chronic diseases.