Pakistan city is pool for polio

Jan 17, 2014, 11:39 AM EST
An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child on the second day of a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on November 10, 2013.
AFP PHOTO/ Noorullah SHIRZADA

The World Health Organization has declared that Peshawar, Pakistan is the world's largest pool for the poliovirus. 90% of Pakistan's polio problem can be linked to Peshawar. WHO is calling for more vaccination campaigns.

Background:

Pakistani city is world's biggest reservoir of polio viruses [Reuters]

WHO: Pakistani City Becomes Top Reservoir of Polio [AP]

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