Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – May 2019

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2019

In May:

  • 1 case of wild poliovirus was reported.
  • 1 million children were vaccinated.
  • Permanent Transit Teams (PTTs) vaccinated 971 281 children, and cross-border teams vaccinated 72 614 children against polio.

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