15% of FATA population suffer from hepatitis: WHO

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15% of FATA population suffer from hepatitis: WHO By Ashfaq Yusufzai 2012-02-13 Reset PESHAWAR- Fifteen percent of the population of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) suffer from hepatitis, a WHO official said February 13. Related Articles
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Via centralasiaonline.com

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