ONE MORE POLIO CASE REPORTED IN NORTH WAZIRISTAN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported a new case of polio as the health authorities diagnosed an eight-month-old baby boy with poliovirus in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali Union Council (UC) 7, ARY News reported on Friday.

The health ministry’s spokesperson confirmed the detection of a new polio case in North Waziristan. The number of cases in Mir Ali has reached eight.

The spokesperson said that this year’s cases were reported in North Waziristan and emergency steps are being taken to curb its spread.

Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel sought cooperation from the nationals to eliminate the poliovirus and asked people to ensure the administration of anti-polio drops to their children.