PAKISTAN TO TACKLE POLIO RESURGENCE -

PAKISTAN TO TACKLE POLIO RESURGENCE

Pakistan is launching an emergency anti-polio vaccination campaign after the total number of affected children in the country rose to 41 during 2019. Pakistani health officials said on July 9 that four new cases of the crippling disease were reported during the previous week in the southwestern province of Balochistan and the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

All the new cases were attributed to the refusal of parents to allow their children to receive the anti-polio vaccine. Babar Bin Atta, head of Pakistan’s anti-polio program, said the vaccination campaign from July 15 to 18 will be carried out in 12 districts where new cases of polio have been reported.

 

 

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