BANNU: FR Bannu, new polio case surfaces

Children Vaccinated in Afghanistan

A new polio case emerged from Frontier Region (FR) Bannu, taking the total act of such cases to 68 in the nation.

The case was found in a seven-month-old baby in Jani Khel, area of Bannu.

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According to Prime Minister Polio cell, the affected child was not administered polio drops at the required level

It stated a total of 53 instances of polio had been reported in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) this year, while the number of cases reported from North Waziristan stood at 44, followed by South Waziristan (5) and Khyber Agency and FR Bannu two each.

Latterly, the World Health Organization (WHO) imposed travel restrictions on Pakistan, bounding would-be travelers to get polio vaccination certificate prior to moving.

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