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playbingoformoney|3 polio cases detected in S. Afghanistan

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KANDAHARplaybingoformoney, Afghanistan, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Afghan authorities have registered three positive polio cases in the south Afghanistan Kandahar province, bringing the number of the crippling disease among children to nine in the country, provincial government spokesman Mawlawi Mahmoud Ezam said Wednesdayplaybingoformoney.

The trio positive cases of the paralyzing disease have been detected in Kandahar's provincial capital Kanadahar city, Shah Walikot and Arghistan districts in 2024, the official said.

According to the official, the remaining six polio cases have been registered in other parts of the war-torn country including the eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces.

Afghan caretaker government launched a four-day house-to-house anti-polio campaign in 23 out of Afghanistan's 34 provinces on Monday during which some 8 million children under five will receive the immunity vaccines against the crippling disease.

playbingoformoney|3 polio cases detected in S. Afghanistan

A similar anti-polio drive was launched in Afghanistan on June 3 to eradicate the crippling poliovirus in the war-torn country.

In 2023 only six cases of polio had been reported in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan and Pakistan reportedly are the two countries suffering from poliovirus in the world.