By Cecile de Comarmond (AFP)
LUANDA - Linda Afonso's right leg is
stiff and atrophied but she does not know the name of the disease that
made it that way.
The 13-year-old lives in Cacuaco, a sprawling
slum in the northern suburbs of the Angolan capital, Luanda. When she was
a small child, her leg became partially paralysed.
"My parents took me to the hospital,
but they couldn't do anything," she said.
Afonso doesn't know the name of her disease
because polio, the acute viral infection that can cause irreversible paralysis