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Ethiopia: 2018 Diarrhea

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    News: Ministry of Health, Public Health Institute coordinate efforts with Afar health bureau to control outbreak of AWD
    addisstandard / July 25, 2018 / 626

    Addis Abeba, July 25/2018 ? The Federal Ministry of health, together with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) ?has been working with Afar Regional Health Bureau over the past weeks investigating & coordinating emergency response activities to control outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea in Afar regional state,? according to Dr. Amir Aman, minister of health.

    Outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) was ?seen in six woredas/districts of Afar Regional State,? according to the minister.

    On June 15, the ministry reported that an outbreak of AWD was reported in Mille, Dubti, and Asaita in Afar regional state. Four people have died while 447 patients were treated since mid March, according to the June report of the ministry. Poor hygiene & the irregular pattern of the rainy season have contributed to the spread...