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Three-day anti-polio campaign begins in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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PESHAWAR: The three-day anti-polio campaign has begun in Hazara and Shangla districts to eliminate the menace from the province.
The campaign is scheduled to apply anti-polio drops to more than 1.3 million children below the age of five.
A strict security plan has been drawn up for the protection of polio teams.

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According to the report of the World Health Organization (WHO), 49 polio cases from KP, 6 each from Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan provinces were reported this year.
Officials claim reluctance on the part of parents to immunize children against polio is the main reason behind the spike in the number of polio cases in Pakistan this year.

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Pakistan is among the three countries in the world, including Afghanistan and Nigeria, where poliovirus still exists.

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