Four new polio cases emerged in KP, Balochistan, take year’s toll to 41
Four new cases of polio have emerged in provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, taking the total number of cases from across the country so far in 2019 to 41.
According to the KP Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), the polio virus was found in a 12-month-old girl from Jani Khel area of Bannu and the other case was reported from Fatah Khel area in a 30-month-old boy.
The number of polio cases detected in Bannu this year has risen to 16.
Meanwhile, in Balochistan, the first two polio cases of the year 2019 were reported from Jaffarabad and Qilla Abdullah Districts.
As per details, an eight-month-old child was affected by the polio-virus in Jano Kahool area of Chaman. The second case was confirmed in a nine-month-old child in Jaffarabad.
A four-day anti-polio campaign will formally kick-off in eleven districts of KP from July 15.
The campaign is being kept specific to the districts where fresh cases of polio have recently been reported.