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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.