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Suspended Polio Campaign Begins in KP Again

PESHAWAR: The polio campaign which previously faced resistance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa once again commenced in the province on Monday.

The campaign was suspended in KP for four months.

According to local administration, all preparations have been completed in regards to the campaign including the constitution of 219 polio teams.

These teams will ensure that all 40,500 children across the district’s 19 union councils receive the drops of polio vaccine.

Three days after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates expressed concerned over the rise of polio cases in Pakistan, five new cases have emerged in the country, taking the total number to 58 in 2019 whereas the total count of polio cases in KP alone stands at 44 now.

According to reports on Sunday, three cases were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

In KP, the cases were reported in Hangu, North Waziristan and Bannu.

One wild poliovirus has been isolated from a stool sample of 18 months old girl, resident of Mainij Khel UC Dallan, Tehsil Thal, District Hangu.

Likewise, two new polio cases have been notified from Bannu Division one each from Bannu district and North Waziristan.