Afghanistan

5 articles
Polio: What Happens to a Vaccine-Preventable Disease When Vaccination Is Prevented?
Jul 18, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly affects children under age five and leads to irreversible paralysis in about one of every 200 cases...

Cholera Infects Almost 1500 in Northeast Afghanistan
Aug 15, 2013 | Alexandra Thomsen

An outbreak of cholera in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province has infected 1492 people, one of whom has died of the illness, according to the...

Study Shows Malaria Is Over-diagnosed in Afghanistan
Aug 17, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

It seems logical to think that over diagnosing an illness would not bring too much harm – better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. A study, published...

On Antimalarials and Afghanistan Shootings
Apr 5, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

  On March 11, American Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly killed 17 Afghan civilians. Amidst the media buzz, reporters, psychiatrists, and even...

Leishmaniasis in Afghanistan
Oct 19, 2010 | healthmap

On Friday, WHO officials highlighted an ongoing outbreak of Leishmaniasis in their first global report on neglected diseases. An ongoing outbreak in...