QUETTA, Pakistan: A new case of polio emerged in Balochistan’s capital on Wednesday where a 12-month-old baby was diagnosed with polio virus, Dr Ishaq Panezai of Balochistan’s health department said.
The polio case was detected in Gul Muhammad in Eastern Bypass area of Quetta, making it year’s second case of this kind in the province.
The first polio case in Balochistan was reported on July 24 this year in the Killa Abdullah district where the polio virus was found in an 18-month-old girl.
A total of 123 polio cases have been detected across the country in 2014 so far. The volatile federally administered tribal areas (FATA) remains at the top with 89 cases, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 20, Sindh with 11, Balochistan with two polio cases and Punjab one.