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Three New Polio Cases Detected in Pakistan

Three new polio cases has been detected in Pakistan\'s Khyber Agency region, a media report said Tuesday.

Published: 15th July 2014 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2014 11:32 AM   |  A+A-

ISLAMABAD: Three new polio cases has been detected in Pakistan's Khyber Agency region, a media report said Tuesday.

The total number of polio cases detected in Pakistan this year has risen to 91, Dawn online reported.

Out of the 91 cases, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has recorded 69, 55 from North Waziristan Agency, seven from Khyber Agency, five from South Waziristan Agency and two from frontier region of Bannu.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded 15 cases, five from Peshawar, nine from Bannu and one from Mardan.

Sindh has recorded seven cases, all from Karachi.

The vaccination campaigns in Khyber Agency has been affected since the Taliban banned immunisation in November 2012.

It has been difficult for health workers in tribal areas to vaccinate children due to the wrath of Taliban militants, health officials said.

Pakistan has recorded the highest number of polio cases among the other two endemic countries, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

An estimated 160,000 children have not been vaccinated since 2012.



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