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Three new polio cases confirmed in Fata

Bureau Report 2013-10-15
PESHAWAR, Oct 14: The authorities confirmed on Monday that three children were tested positive for polio in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Two of the new cases belong to Frontier Region (FR) of Bannu and one to North Waziristan Agency, according to officials at National Institute of Health Islamabad.

The three new cases from Fata put the number of polio cases in the country at 46. Out of these cases, 34 have been reported from Fata.

According to officials, Sahibzada, an eight-monthold daughter of Nekmar Jan, a resident Shamiri village in North Waziristan Agency tested positive for polio. She hadn`t received any dose of the oral pollo vaccine due to Taliban`s ban last year.

Two-year-old Sabikha, daughter of Abdullah, a resident of Mamandkhel in FR Bannu, also tested positive for the virus. She also didn`t receive any dose.

Similarly, Samiullah, 11moth-old son of Rehmatullah, a resident of Hindikhel in FR Bannu was tested positive for the crippling disease.