Polio case diagnosed in Afghanistan

Emergency campaign launched to vaccinate thousands of Afghans after first case since Taliban rule was documented.

    In the Afghan capital, an emergency polio vaccination campaign has started after a child contracted the disease.

    It is the first time polio has been reported in Kabul since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world where polio remains endemic. 

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Kabul. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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