Ominous polio milestone hits Afghan capital

Feb 11, 2014, 1:40 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.
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An Afghan girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the capital's first case since the Taliban's fall in 2001. The health ministry ordered a vaccination campaign across the capital after the three-year-old was diagnosed. Polio remains endemic in Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern Nigeria, but has been almost wiped out around the world.
Background:
Afghanistan polio: First case in Kabul since 2001 [BBC]
Kabul records first polio case since 2001 [The Telegraph]

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