Sindh

Fresh polio case reported in Sindh

SUKKUR: A new case of polio has been reported in Sukkur increasing the tally of the victims of the crippling disease to 18 during the current year, ARY News reported.

According to polio officials, the infection has been reported in 18-month old Uzair in Sukkur.

The number of polio cases in Sindh has reached to 3 with the new reported infection, officials said.

Polio officials further said that special anti-polio campaign will be initiated on emergency basis in affected areas.

Besides Sindh, a case of polio has also been reported in FATA.

Immunization of children remains a big challenge for Pakistan, with polio a particular problem. Polio vaccination teams have repeatedly come under attack as many religious clerics have declared immunization of children as un-Islamic.

Last year, the number of polio cases recorded in Pakistan soared to 306, the highest in 14 years.

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