Afghanistan orders mass vaccinations after polio case

It is believed the sick child contracted the disease through her father, a taxi driver who often drives to Pakistan where polio is endemic as polio strain in the two countries is identical.

Afghanistan orders mass vaccinations after polio case

World Bulletin / News Desk

Afghanistan has reported its first case of polio since 2001 after doctors diagnosed a 3-year-old with the illness.

The Afghan health ministry immediately ordered a mass ordered a vaccination campaign across the capital

The diagnosed girl belongs to a very poor community of Kuchis near the eastern suburbs of Kabul, where running water and electricity is scarce.

It is believed the child contracted the disease through her father, a taxi driver who often drives to Pakistan where polio is endemic as polio strain in the two countries is identical.

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