Afghan Capital Kabul Sees First Polio Case Since 2001

News outlets report on the first polio case detected in the Afghan capital of Kabul since 2001.

Associated Press: Afghan capital sees 1st polio case since 2001
“Afghan officials have launched a polio vaccination campaign after a young girl from Kabul was diagnosed with the disease — the capital’s first case since the fall of the Taliban in 2001…” (2/10).

BBC News: Afghanistan polio: First case in Kabul since 2001
“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…” (Lyon, 2/10).

Reuters: First case of polio discovered in Kabul since 2001
“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…” (Donati/Harooni, 2/11).

The Telegraph: Kabul records first polio case since 2001
“A three-year-old girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul, sparking a city-wide vaccination effort by the authorities…” (Malkin, 2/11).

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