An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child in Herat, Afghanistan, October 2013
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Afghanistan polio: First case in Kabul since 2001

The Afghan capital, Kabul, has recorded its first case of polio since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

A three-year-old-girl has been diagnosed as suffering from the infectious disease. This latest case has prompted the health ministry to order a vaccination campaign across the city.

Polio has been almost wiped out across the world, although it has returned in Syria as a result of the civil war.

David Loyn reports from Kabul.

  • 11 Feb 2014
  • From the section Asia
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