A new case of polio was reported from South Waziristan Agency (SWA) on Thursday, taking the number of cases reported in the country this year to 25.
According to officials of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa health department, the National Institute of Health in Islamabad confirmed that Rasool Badshah, the two-year-old son of South Waziristan resident Badi Zaman, had been infected by polio. The child, who hails from the Ziarat Zai village in the Sarwakai tehsil of South Waziristan, had not received any dose of the oral polio vaccine, they said.
Of this year’s 25 polio cases, eight have been reported from Fata.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2015.
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