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Sixth polio case reported, and 20 more samples tested positive

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While Pakistan has reported a sixth case of polio during the current year, 20 more environmental samples have tested positive for the virus of crippling disease.
A nine-month-old female child has been paralysed by poliovirus, bringing the number of cases reported this year to six.
The Regional Reference Laboratory for Polio Era­dication at the National Institute of Health (NIH) has notified that the virus was detected in a nine-month-old child from Orakzai district.
“I am deeply saddened that this virus has robbed yet another child of the opportunity to live a healthy life and to live up to its potential,” said Federal Minister for Health Dr Nadeem Jan.

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