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Polio case surfaces in Bannu

Jamal Qamar

BANNU: Another polio case was surfaced in Mira Khel area here Friday after verification by National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad. According to district Health officials, two-year Rehan suffered from fever on January 16 and his parents took him to hospital where doctors recommended his stool test from NIH Islamabad for confirmation of polio virus.

The NIH in its report confirmed presences of polio virus in the victim child who was immediately shifted to Peshawar for further treatment. This was the second polio case reported this year while in 2018, some ten cases were reported. The Health Officials said that parents of two-year Rehan refused to allow polio vaccination.