ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) --
An Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) outbreak
in Ethiopia’s northern regional states of Afar, Amhara
and Tigray has infected about 4,500 people over the last
four months according to Ethiopia Federal Ministry of
regional state had the highest number of infected people
with 3,000, followed by Tigray regional state at 1,200
and Afar regional state at 300.
reporters on Friday, health minister Yifru Berhan said
the diarrhea outbreaks are being controlled through
collaboration of his ministry and regional health
in particular is working on eradicating possible Acute
Watery Diarrhea breeding grounds by treating unhygienic
conditions in mining areas, agricultural areas and
said educational programs on the cause of AWD are being
taught in addition to monetary assistance being given to
regional health bureaus to deal with diarrhea outbreaks.
Ethiopia’s rainy season stretching from late June to
September already underway, the ministry has urged
community members to stay vigilant to avoid the spread
of infectious diarrhea.