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2 new polio positive cases detected in Uruzgan

2 new polio positive cases detected in Uruzgan

Sep 01, 2019 - 16:28

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Two positive polio cases have recently been registered in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Sunday.

Anti-polio vaccination head at the Public Healthinfo-icon Department, Saifuddin Barak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the first case was detected in Meharabad area of Tirinkot, the provincial capital, in a two and a half years old child Ghaziullah,.

He said another case was registered in Surab area of Chora district in a six months old baby Rohullah.

Barak blamed the latest cases on Talibaninfo-icon’s ban on anti-polio vaccination in such areas.

Currently, 140,000 children under five years of age missed out in anti-polio vaccination campaign in the province, he said. “This is an alarm for all parents that kids’ paralysis is real and a serious threat”, he added.

With registration of these two new polio positive cases, the number of such cases increased to seven in the province.



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