Polio case reported in Quetta

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The number of polio cases has reached 21 during the current year in Balochistan. — AP/File
The number of polio cases has reached 21 during the current year in Balochistan. — AP/File

QUETTA: A polio case was reported from Balochistan’s capital on Sunday.

Health department officials confirmed that a nine-month-old child had tested positive for the poliovirus in Quetta.

They said the parents had refused to get administered polio drops to the child during the anti-polio campaign.

The number of polio cases has reached 21 during the current year in Balochistan.

Quetta, Pishin and Killa Abdullah districts have been declared sensitive regarding the poliovirus.

Published in Dawn, October 5th, 2020