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Polio’s 15th case in Sindh detected


JACOBABAD: A third case of Polio has been detected here on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 15 in the province. According Health Department Sindh sources, the new case reported is an 8-month-old child Kamran, son of Manzoor Lashari. His routine vaccination id zero but he has been given eight extra doses for preventing from polio.

According to sources, the child belonged to Atai Khan Banglani, a village of Tooje Union Council in Thall Taluka. The P-1 virus of polio was found in the child and the EPI has confirmed this new case. Meanwhile, deputy project director EPI Dr Noor Ahmed Sheikh said that the number of polio cases in the province has so far reached 15.

He said that three cases each in Karachi and Jacobabad while two cases in Khairpur have so far been reported and one case each has been reported in Nawabshah, Hyderabad, Shikarpur, Mirpur Khas, Dadu, Sanghar and Nowshehro Feroze.-SANA



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