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Seven new polio cases detected in Pakistan

Posted on Aug 13 2014 | IANS

Islamabad, Aug 13 : This year's nationwide polio cases in Pakistan has touched 115 with the confirmation of seven new cases, a media report said.

Seven more children in North Waziristan and Khyber provinces tested positive for polio, Dawn online reported, quoting the National Institute of Health (NIH) here.

Last year 39 polio cases had been registered by this time, NIH sources said.

Of the 115 cases registered this year, 84 are from FATA, 19 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10 from Sindh and one each from Punjab and Balochistan provinces, the report said.

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