Two more polio cases surface in KP.


PESHAWAR -- Two more polio cases have surfaced from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after which the toll in the province has increased to 81 and in Pakistan to 115 this year. The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) said in a statement that one polio case has surfaced from Tank where a 15- month-old boy has been infected, while the other case has surfaced from Bannu where a 17-monthold girl has been infected.

The samples of the children were sent to Islamabad for tests where it was confirmed that both the children are infected with poliovirus. The EOC held a meeting after emergence of new polio cases during which Coordinator Abdul Basit said it was imperative to make sure that every child below the age of five years get polio vaccination. The coordinator said the crippling disease cannot be eliminated...

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