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6 new polio cases detected in Afghanistan

6 new polio cases detected in Afghanistan

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May 02, 2020 - 17:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Six fresh polio cases have been registered nation-wide this year, the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said on Saturday.

Wahidullah, Mayar, MoPH spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the new cases were detected in Shah Walikot and Ghorak districts of Kandahar, Shultan district of Kunar, Yawan district of Badakhshan, Dehdahi district of Balkh and Shindand district of Herat.

He said vaccination drives faced problems in some areas due to negative propaganda about the polio vaccine. He cited lack of awareness and wrong beliefs as other reasons that prevented families from giving polio drops to their children.

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