Seventh polio case surfaces in Karachi

Published: December 15, 2015
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Despite aggressive campaign against the crippling disease, a¬†fresh poliovirus case surfaced in Karachi on Tuesday, taking the total to seven in the city, and 12 in the entire Sindh province, health officials said on Tuesday.

Seventeen-month-old son of Hukam Khan, who has contracted the virus, is a resident of the Gulshan-e-Noor area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal town.

Crippling virus: Second polio case surfaces in Karachi

Officials say the family is Pashto-speaking, and the child was never vaccinated.

Another official added the family had refused the vaccination, and is the only such case in the city.

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  • Hari Om
    Dec 16, 2015 - 6:18AM

    A consequence of Pakistan boxing way above her weight class. When Pakistan accepts reality of being inferior to India and cuts back unaffordable spending on conventional and nuclear weapons in order to achieve chimera of parity with India, problems like Polio which suffer from not having enough resources devoted, will be resolved.Recommend

  • Old Ravian
    Dec 16, 2015 - 9:23AM

    @Hari Om: Just go away……….. you are not wanted here.Recommend

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