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Vaccinated girl new victim of polio

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PESHAWAR, Sept 17: A girl tested positive for polio in Khyber Agency on Wednesday, raising the number of cases found this year in the NWFP and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to 17.

Health officials said Zaleeqa, 5, of Ghundo village of Jamrud tehsil, had received several doses of oral polio vaccine but the National Institute of Health confirmed that she had got P1 virus.

They said three cases had been found in Peshawar, another three in Bajaur Agency, two each in Nowshera, Charsadda, Dir and Swat and one each in Kohat, Khyber Agency and Mardan.

—Bureau

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