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Four new polio cases surface in Pakistan

Islamabad: At least four new polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan with the total number of cases rising to 287, media reported on Thursday.The new cases were reported from Nasirabad and Qilla Abdullah in Balochistan

IANS [ Updated: December 18, 2014 14:53 IST ]
four new polio cases surface in pakistan
four new polio cases surface in pakistan

Islamabad: At least four new polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan with the total number of cases rising to 287, media reported on Thursday.

The new cases were reported from Nasirabad and Qilla Abdullah in Balochistan province, Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sanghar in Sindh province of the country.

Official data shows that an overwhelming 96 per cent of polio cases reported so far were found in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

This year, 173 polio cases were reported in FATA, followed by 64 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19 in Balochistan, three in Punjab and two in Sindh.

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