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    Polio Contracted by 6 More Afghan Children
    By Faridullah Mohammadi TODAY - 4:48 PM - Edited: TODAY - 6:57 PM

    The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday announced the registration of 6 new polio cases, bringing the total number of polio cases among Afghan children to 11 this year.

    The Health Ministry said that the main reason behind the spike in cases is that children are not vaccinated.

    According to Ministry of Public Health, new cases of polio were registered in Kandahar, Badakhshan, Balkh and Herat provinces...

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    Concerns rise after fresh polio cases emerge in Afghanistan
    WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 15, 2020, 03.42 PM(IST)

    Although the overall cases this year, 14, were less compared to 26 that were reported last year, however, the areas where polio is spreading remain a concern

    The threat of coronavirus is not the only concern for Afghanistan as the country recently detected polio in regions which were earlier declared free of this life-threatening disease.

    The provinces of Balkh, Herat and Badakhshan have reported one case each of polio.

    Jan Rasekh, a spokesperson of Afghanistan's polio eradication programme, said that these three provinces have not reported a single case for up to five years...