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Baghlan: 1st polio case detected in 8 years

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Baghlan: 1st polio case detected in 8 years

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Dec 12, 2019 - 11:48

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been registered in the Dand-i-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Thursday.

Public Healthinfo-icon Director Dr. Mohibullah Habib told Pajhwok Afghan News a four-year-old child, Zabihullah, tested positive for polio in Mangalo village.

“The result of our examination shows the virus is from the Peshawar city of Pakistaninfo-icon. It’s yet to be clear whether the family has recently come from Pakistan,” he added.

The director said provincial doctors would hold a meeting to determine where the virus had come from.

It is the first polio case to be detected in Baghlan since 2011.

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