Polio virus confined to "few pockets" in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Voice of America - VOA News April 1, 2024, 11:00 PM UTC

Summary: Global polio eradication efforts have confined the virus to "few pockets" in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan reported 2 cases in 2024, down from 6 in 2023, while Afghanistan has had no cases this year. The virus is now limited to small areas in these countries. Progress is attributed to ongoing vaccination campaigns. WHO reports a 99% drop in cases since 1988. Continued global efforts are crucial.

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