Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – December 2018

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for December 2018

In December

  • 0 cases of wild poliovirus were reported.
  • 3.2 million children under the age of five were targeted during the December Supplementary Immunization Activities (SNIDs).
  • 429 Permanent Transit Teams (PTTs) were operational across Afghanistan in December 2018.

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