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Toddler from Sindh new victim of polio

ISLAMABAD: A polio case from Sindh was reported by health officials on Saturday. This brings the total tally for the current year to 18 in the country. The latest victim from Sindh is a 30-month-old...

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Teenage girl among two affected by polio in Punjab

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Two polio cases, including that of a teenage girl, have been reported from Punjab due to which the tally for the year 2019 has reached 146. “We receive a number of samples of...

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Five more polio cases found in KP, Balochistan

Ikram Junaidi | Saleem Shahid ISLAMABAD/QUETTA: Just two days before the start of the nationwide polio campaign, apart from Karachi where it has been preponed by one week, the National Institute of...

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Polio vaccination campaign in Karachi to begin from Feb 10

A polio vaccination drive will be carried out in Karachi starting February 10 and will go on till the 16th of the month, an official at the National Emergency Operations Centre for Polio told...

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Four more polio cases reported from KP, Sindh

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: As many as four new cases of polio have been reported from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, taking the tally for the current year to 12. Though just 39 days of 2020 have...

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Polio cases tally hits 2017 figure on 36th day of 2020

Ikram Junaidi Updated February 06, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Another polio case reported from Sindh was confirmed on Wednesday. With this addition, the number of polio cases detected this year from across the...

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Punjab seeks WHO help to fight hepatitis C

Asif Chaudhry LAHORE: Perturbed over ‘possible explosion’ of deadly hepatitis C in Pakistan, particularly in Punjab that accounts for 60-70 per cent of country’s disease burden, the provincial...

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Four new cases of polio detected in Sindh, Punjab

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Another four cases of polio, two each in Sindh and Punjab, have been found, an official of the National Institute of Health told Dawn. The samples of the patients were taken...

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Minister sounds alarm in NA over locust threat

Amir Wasim ISLAMABAD: Admitting on the floor of the National Assembly that the prevailing situation due to a locust attack is “unprecedented and alarming”, Minister for National Food Security...

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Emergency declared in nine districts after Dera locust attack

Manzoor Ali PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday declared emergency to control spread of locust in nine southern districts of the province following the entry of large swarms of...

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2 polio workers killed as team comes under attack in Swabi

Zahid Imdad Two polio workers were killed on Wednesday when their team came under attack in Swabi's Parmoli area. According to Swabi's District Police Officer Imran Shahid, unidentified men opened...

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Tally for polio cases in 2020 rises to four

ISLAMABAD: Four more cases of polio, two each for the years 2019 and 2020, have surfaced in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, pushing the tally for 2019 to 139 and cases for 2020 to four. “Both cases for...

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WHO arranging vaccine for districts at risk from type 2 polio

Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation is arranging vaccine for anti-polio campaigns in districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where six vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) cases...

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Year’s first polio case reported in KP’s Lakki Marwat

Sirajuddin The first polio virus case of the year surfaced in Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Regional Reference Laboratory (RRL) for polio eradication in Islamabad reported on Saturday. The...

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Avalanche kills five soldiers as cold snap toll rises to 109

By Jamil Nagri, Tariq Naqash GILGIT/MUZAFFARABAD: At least 15 more people, including five army soldiers, were killed by avalanches in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir as the death toll...

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