3 feb. 2013

Afghanistan - Khost province records 3 positive polio cases.

KHOST CITY (PAN): Southeastern Khost province recorded three new positive polio cases. Health officials confirmed presence of poliomyelitis in three vaccinated children in a district near the Pakistani border.

The affected children belonged to a village in the Qalander district that lies near the Pakistani border, Public Health Director Dr. Amir Badsha Mangal said, adding it remained unclear how the virus got to Khost which has been polio-free since 2002.

He said the affected children had been administered polio drops during a campaign aimed at left-over and migrated children.

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