New Polio Case Found in Pakistan

by Sheela Philomena on  July 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM General Health News
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In Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a new case of polio has been detected, taking the total number of cases in the country to 22 this year, say officials.
 New Polio Case Found in Pakistan
New Polio Case Found in Pakistan
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The new case was found in Bara region of Khyber Agency, the Dawn reported citing the National Institute of Health in Islamabad.

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One-year-old Maryam Bibi, daughter of Shabbir Shah, tested positive for poliomyelitis, making it the ninth polio case of the year in Khyber Agency.

The new case brings the total in the country to 22.

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has recorded 13 cases, highest in the country, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with five.

The report said the new polio victim in Khyber Agency had not received any dose of the oral polio vaccine, due to the problem of inaccessibility of the area.

Source: IANS
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