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First case of polio discovered in Kabul since 2001

By Reuters | Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:38 AM
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KABUL, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A three-year-old girl has been diagnosed with the first case of polio since 2001 in the Afghan capital Kabul, the Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday.

The child, called Sakhina, was a member of the Kuchi nomadic tribe that moves freely across most provinces in Afghanistan and her family was living in the Kasaba district in eastern Kabul.

The ministry has launched a ...

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