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Rotavirus To Reduce Diarrhea Disease Among Children, MoPH

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kabul (BNA) To decline diarrhea disease among the children under one-year-old, the ministry of public health introduced rotavirus vaccine for the first time in the country, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
Rotavirus annually takes the lives of almost 500,000 children worldwide and after applying rotavirus vaccine, the mortality rate among the children would decrease, the agency further said.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, the minister of public health, Dr. Firuzuddin Firuz said rotavirus vaccine as the 13th vaccine against diarrhea would be included of Vaccination National Program from Dalw 7 (January 27) on, BNA added. The vaccine has already been distributed in all provinces throughout the country, and it would be applied on children under one-year-old, the agency continued.
It is estimated that more than 45 percent of all diarrhea-related hospitalizations in Afghanistan are due to rotavirus the leading, deadliest form of severe diarrheal disease and Afghanistan is one of just ten countries that account for almost two-thirds of all rotavirus deaths worldwide.
 

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