Oct 5, 2012

PESHAWAR: A new polio case was confirmed in Upper Dir, Barawal Bhanda on Thursday.

According to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Health Department, a three-year-old girl named Maria, daughter of Tajudin Khan, was tested positive for the virus.

Officials said that after the confirmation of this case, the total number of polio cases in K-P has risen to 17. Three cases have been reported in Peshawar, two each in Mardan, Charsadda and Lakki Marwat, while one case each has been reported in Shangla, Torghar, Haripur, Swabi, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Karak and Upper Dir. Meanwhile, 25 cases have been reported in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the Frontier Regions.

The total number of polio cases registered this year is 42.