Five more polio cases surface in KP, toll reaches 31

LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2014/10/24: Pakistani Polio Vaccination Team administering polio drops to children during "Anti-polio campaign" at suburb of Lahore. The World Health Organization said that ten more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 290, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

PESHAWAR (9Newshd / Dunya News – 3rd Jul, 2019): Five more cases of polio have been surfaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) today (Wednesday) after which, the toll has been escalated to 31 in the province.

According to details, the virus has been detected in two children belonging to Torghar and three kids from Bannu.

On the other hand, a four-day anti-polio campaign will be launched in eleven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 15th of this month.

The anti-polio drive will be conducted in Swabi, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Tor Ghar, Lower and Upper Kohistan, Kolai-Palas, Battagram, Mansehra and Haripur districts.

The campaign is being launched in those districts where fresh cases of polio have been recently reported. For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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