Three more polio cases emerge in Balochistan

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From Mehmood Langau

QUETTA: Three new polio cases have surfaced in Balochistan yesterday, raising the tally of such patients in the province to 10 during the ongoing year.

According to health officials, the polio cases were reported in Naseerabad, Zhob and Jhal Magsi districts of the province.

A four-year-old girl was tested positive for poliovirus in Naseerabad, a 13-month-old minor in Jhal Magsi and an 8-month-old minor girl in Zhob.

On May 2, Health officials have informed about a polio virus case in the Jaffarabad district of Balochistan. A four-year-old girl was tested positive for polio virus in Osta Mohammad Tehsil, which is first case reported in the Jaffarabad district of Balochistan, raising the province’s tally to seven this year.

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