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New polio case detected in Paktika: MoPH

New polio case detected in Paktika: MoPH

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Jan 15, 2017 - 20:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A new polio case has emerged in Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province, taking to 13 the number of infected children in Afghanistaninfo-icon, the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said on Sunday. 

In a statement, the Public Health Ministry said it along with its partners would respond urgently to prevent more children from being paralyzed.

The statement added Bismillah, a 24-month child, was diagnosed positive on December 16, the seventh case in Barmal district.

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