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  • Based on the risk of poliovirus, WHO said that polio will continue to remain a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for three months starting 2020
  • There were 156 cases of wild polio type­1 cases in 2019 compared with 28 in 2018. besides causing polio in children, it was also found In environment  in Pakistan.
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Prevalence of polio.

  • In 2018, a total of 8,60,000 children in Afghanistan did not receive polio vaccine due to security threats.
  • The situation did not improve in 2019 and, as a result, a large cohort of children in the southern region of the country remains unprotected.
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