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.

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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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Fresh polio case reported in Sindh

by Zohaib Kazmi