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Saturday Nov 16 2019
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Three new polio cases emerge in KP, bringing year's total to 64

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PESHAWAR: At least three new cases were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, taking the number of reported cases to 64 for the current year, the Emergency Operation Centre said on Friday.

The new cases were reported from Bakhmal Ahmadzai, Lakki Marwat district, Mashmansoor and Darratang areas.

Samples from the children were sent to National Institute of Health Islamabad where the detailed laboratory tests confirmed existence of polio virus.

The three new cases bring the number of reported polio cases in the country to 86.

Read also: Two of three polio viruses eradicated in 'historic' step: WHO

During a high-level provincial, Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre Abdul Basit said vaccination of anti-polio drops to every child was imperative to eliminate the curse of polio from society.

He urged upon the parents to immunise their children against polio during upcoming campaigns that would start in all districts of Hazara and Shangla district from November 18th.

Effective anti-polio drives and ensuring vaccination to every child was imperative for extermination of polio virus, he said, adding no negligence would be tolerated in this regard.

He made it clear that anti-polio vaccine was totally safe for children from all aspects.

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