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2 polio cases detected in east (Video)By Babrak Amirzada Oct 24, 2011 - 15:19
NANGARHAR, Oct 23, 2011: Health official said an anti-polio campaign was underway in eastern provinces, where two positive cases have been found this year.
The cases had surfaced in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces. The two infected children belonged to families who had recently returned from Pakistan's tribal region, said Dr. Sher Mohammad Sherzad, Nangarhar Public Health Director.
He identified one of the infected children as Sher Mohammad, a resident of Lal Pori district of Nangarhar. The four-year-old was brought to the provincial civil hospital, he said.
Another child identified as Rashid Khan from Dangam district of Kunar province.
Sherzad said recovery of the children was not possible.
He informed that so far 41 positive cases of polio have been surfaced across the country this year.
The Public Health Ministry planned to launch a vaccination campaign in border districts of Nangarhar and Kunar next Saturday, he said.
PAJHWOK/ Babrak Amirzada