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Ninth polio case detected in Pakistan

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A five-year-old child has been detected with polio in Pakistan’s Sindh province, making him the ninth confirmed case this year in the area, officials said on Friday.

Umair was among the four children from across the country whose samples were sent to Islamabad’s National Institute of Health for examination, which confirmed after six weeks, Dawn online reported.

“So far he is the oldest among the children inflicted with polio in Sindh and he was allowed to be administered with polio drops just once a few years back,” a health official said.

The official said that the victim was among the children whose families stubbornly stopped them from being vaccinated.

The total number of polio cases detected in Pakistan this year has risen to 105.

 

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