KARACHI: Provincial health authorities on Wednesday confirmed another polio case in Sindh — a 10-month-old girl from Sanghar — bringing the tally to 28 cases this year.

Officials in the expanded programme on immunisation (EPI) in Sindh said Pooja, daughter of Umeedo of Sanghar district, was the latest victim whose stool samples were sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad three weeks ago.

She is the second polio victim from Sanghar district. A 2-year-old boy was the first victim whose infection was confirmed in July.

Of the 28 cases detected in Sindh, 23 were in Karachi alone. Two cases from Sanghar and one each case was reported from Dadu, Badin and Shikarpur districts.

Published in Dawn December 18th , 2014

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