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Peshawar poliovirus infects Nangarhar girl

Peshawar poliovirus infects Nangarhar girl

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:38

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A girl child from Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province has been diagnosed with poliovirus, an official said on Friday, claiming the virus had traveled from Peshawar.

Public Health Department spokesman Inamullah Miakhel told Pajhwok the virus did not match with samples from local sewage system but those of Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He said an uncle of the girl was living in Peshawar and the family visited there frequently.  

After the eruption of the new polio case, Miakhel said a three-day anti-polo vaccination campaign would be launched soon in six districts of the province.

He said concerns about the virus journey from Pakistan to Afghanistan had long been existed.

Poliovirus has been found in children of families who have recently returned from Pakistan.