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Pakistan

Web Desk
February 23, 2020

KP health department reports five new polio cases in province

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Feb 23, 2020
Photo: File

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s health department on Sunday reported that five new cases of polio have emerged in the province, with four out of the five  reported from Khyber district and one from Nowshera.

The health department added that all five children were diagnosed with the disease as they were not given the  vaccine that eliminates the disease.

Earlier this month, a polio virus case was also reported from Sindh’s Kashmore district as well.

In January, it was reported that the overall tally of reported polio cases across the country had reached 134 in 2019, including 91 cases in KP, 24 cases in Sindh, eight in Punjab, and 11 in Balochistan.

The cases have emerged after a February 17-21 nation-wide campaign aimed to vaccinate 39.6 million children under the age of five years against the disease.