Crippling disease: Another polio case confirmed in Balochistan

Provincial tally has reached 17


Shezad Baloch December 05, 2014

QUETTA: Another case of poliovirus was detected in an 18-month-old boy in Chaman, a border town which shares borders with Afgahnistan, in Qila Abdullah district, raising the total number of cases in Balochistan to 17 this year.

A health official confirmed that poliovirus was detected in 18-month-old boy Noor Ahmed, a resident of Union Council Daman Ashazai, village New Abadi Bypass, Chaman Tehsil.

“The child was administered five Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) doses through Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA),” an official of Health Department said.

With the confirmation of the latest case, the total tally of polio cases in Balochistan has reached 17. Most of the cases in the province are reported in the Quetta zone, which comprises of Quetta valley, Pishin and Qila Abdullah, while one case each reported in Zhob and Khuzdar districts.

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