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Two more polio cases reported in Balochistan

Two more polio cases surfaced in different parts of Balochistan on Saturday, taking the number of victims to 14. According to health officials, polio virus was detected in Bibi Amina who is a resident of Killi Tarkha, Quetta. The second case was confirmed in Balochistan's Khuzdar district. Shah Zaman, a resident of Chandni Chowk in Khuzdar, fell prey to the virus even though he was administered polio drops, according to health officials.

The crippling disease continues to spread despite tall claims on the part of the government regarding its eradication. Majority of the cases that have been reported are found in Quetta and Killa Abdullah districts of Balochistan. Earlier on Wednesday, a child in Killa Abdullah was reported to have the virus despite being administered polio drops. Balochistan remained polio-free for almost more than two years before the first polio case was reported in July this year from Maizai Addah area of district Killa Abdullah.

Copyright Independent News Pakistan, 2013


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