Endemic countries, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns
Afghanistan polio snapshot – June 2018
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for June 2018
- There was one new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1).
- 100 000 children were vaccinated during special campaigns.
- Permanent transit teams and cross-border vaccination teams successfully vaccinated 1.2 million children against polio.
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