Eighth polio case surfaces in Khyber tribal region

from DAWN Group of Newspapers
Published on 28 Jul 2013 View Original

Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: A one-year-old girl was diagnosed with type P1 of the polio virus in Bara's Malik Dinkhel area of Khyber tribal region.

The latest case brings the total number of polio victims in the tribal region to eight, the highest in al of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Bara area has been under curfew for the past three years barring access to anti-polio vaccinators.

Moreover, apart from militancy, unchecked cross border movement also contributes as a factor to the increasing number of polio cases in the region.

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