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    1st polio case reported in Afghanistan in 2019


    January 29, 2019

    Kabul: Afghanistan’s first polio case in 2019 was reported in Kandahar province, where a 22-month-old girl from Spin Boldak district was infected by the poliovirus.

    According to a statement the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz said, “this case indicates that the poliovirus is still transmitting in Kandahar and the South region. This child’s life is now changed forever. It is really sad that she will never walk properly again, therefore I call upon all of you, our Muslim parents, caregivers, community elders and health workers to work together to protect our innocent children against this disease and eradicate polio in our country.”
    Kabul: Afghanistan’s first polio case in 2019 was reported in Kandahar province, where a 22-month-ol
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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    Weekly country updates as of 30 January 2019

    Afghanistan

    No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past week.

    The total number of WPV1 cases in 2018 was 21.

    Five WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported this week: four from Kandahar province, one from Lashkargah district, Hilmand province.

    Samples were collected on 6 January 2019.


    English News and Press Release on Afghanistan and 8 other countries about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 30 Jan 2019 by GPEI
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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      Source: https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2019/02/1...erges-kandahar

      Second positive polio case emerges in Kandahar
      By Bashir Ahmad Naadem
      On Feb 17, 2019 - 16:15

      KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Another new polio case emerged in southern Kandahar province making it the second in 2019 in the province, an official said on Sunday.

      Senior Health Official Dr. Abdul Shakour Nasrat told Pajhwok Afghan News fresh positive polio case surfaced in the Ghorak district where the Taliban had been preventing the vital drops to administer...

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