Sunday, 22 September 2019 08:55 GMT

Afghanistan- Eighth polio case registered in Uruzgan

(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report

KABUL: Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed that
a new polio case was found in the southern province of Uruzgan, increasing the
number of children affected by the disease to eight.

Provincial public health department, said in a statement
that a 14-month old kid was afflicted to the disease and never received polio
vaccination. The kid's family lives in the provincial city of Tarinkot, an area
under Taliban control.

Abdul Shakoor Nosrat, an official of the public health
ministry, said that Uruzgan had the most figures of children suffering from

'The polio cases will increase if a house to house
vaccination is not implemented.'

Marjan Rasekh, head of ministry's media office, said that
public teams have still problems to widen vaccination program to the areas out
of government control.

More than one million children have been deprived from
receiving polio vaccines in the southern provinces due to security problems.

16 polio cases have been registered in Afghanistan since the
beginning of this year, with five of them in Helmand province.


Afghanistan- Eighth polio case registered in Uruzgan

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