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Fresh Polio Case Found in Afghanistan: Official

Fresh Polio Case Found in Afghanistan: Official

TIRINKOT – A two-year-old child was reported to have been affected by polio virus despite receiving anti-polio vaccination in Uruzgan Province, a local official said Monday.
The case was found affecting Nazir Ahmad, a baby-boy in Charchino district of the restive province, where he received five times immunization, Khan Agha Miakhil, director of provincial public health department, told Xinhua.
The ongoing insurgency and conflicts have been hindering the efforts to stamp the infectious disease out in the mountainous country, he said.
The latest confirmed cases have risen to two so far this year while 20 cases were registered in the country last year, according to health officials.
(Sahar News)

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