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Balochistan Reports 18th Polio Case this year

QUETTA:  Another case of polio has surfaced in Balochistan, health officials confirmed on Monday.

A 15-month old minor girl tested positive for the polio virus in the Pishin district of the Balochistan province, confirmed the sources in the health department. The number of polio cases reached 18 during the current year in Balochistan.

Samples of the child were collected on August 20 and 21, later in the report, the virus was identified. The polio campaign in Balochistan was suspended for five months due to which there has been a sudden increase in polio cases. The number of polio cases in the province has risen to 18 this year. Last year, 12 cases of polio were reported.

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