Vaccination drive temporarily suspended in Nangarhar province after three women healthcare workers were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad.
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Teams of health workers are providing polio vaccines door to door but many families refuse to inoculate their children out of fear, unconvinced the drops are entirely safe.
WHO declaration leaves Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan the only countries thought to still have the wild poliovirus, with vaccination efforts against the disease complicated by insecurity and attacks on health workers.
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Vaccine teams and security forces escorting them are often targeted in attacks in Pakistan, one of three countries where the crippling disease remains. The Taliban claims the preventive drug is a Western conspiracy to sterilise children.
Growing scepticism of vaccines in Europe, especially in countries like France should be a cause for concern.
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world, where polio is endemic. And in contrast to recent years of gradual improvement, this year there have been at least 72 cases of polio in Pakistan after only eight in 2018.
Wild poliovirus type 3 is the second of three types of the crippling virus to be eradicated worldwide. Only type 1 still remains.
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