Afghan Polio Case Tied To Pakistan; Vaccination Efforts Prove Challenging
News outlets report on a new polio case in Afghanistan and vaccination efforts in Pakistan.
New York Times: Rare Afghan Polio Case Tied to Pakistan
“A three-year-old girl in Kabul has contracted polio, the first confirmed case in the capital in 12 years, health officials said Tuesday. Afghanistan is one of only three countries where polio is still endemic, and it has been inching closer to its goal of eradicating the disease. But it is next door to Pakistan, where polio is much more widespread, especially in the tribal areas along the border, and most of Afghanistan’s remaining polio cases are traceable to Pakistan…” (Nordland, 2/11).
UPI: One police officer dead, one wounded in attack on polio workers
“One police officer was killed and another wounded in an attack on polio immunization workers Tuesday in northwest Pakistan, officials say…” (2/11).