A three-year-old girl was diagnosed with the infectious disease in the capital
A three-year-old girl from the eastern part of Kabul was diagnosed with the disease, according to Dr. Kaneshka Baktash, spokesman for the Afghan Public Health Ministry.
She has been left partially paralysed and has now been taken to Pakistan by her family for treatment.
Mr Baktash said that his ministry has launched a vaccination campaign across the capital and in the area where the girl was living.
Polio has almost been wiped out across the world, and Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world where polio remains endemic, although cases of the disease have declined significantly.