Publish dateMonday 1 April 2019 - 21:49
Story Code : 182520
Fresh polio case identified in Afghanistan: official
A two-year-old child was reported to have been affected by poliovirus despite receiving anti-polio vaccination in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan, a local official said Monday.
AVA- The case was found affecting Nazir Ahmad, a baby-boy in Charchino district of the restive province, where he received five times anti-polio immunization, Khan Agha Miakhil, director of provincial public health department, told media.
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 polio cases have risen to two so far this year while 20 polio cases were registered in the country last year, according to health officials.
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