Polio virus confirmed in a two year old child in Balochistan’s Zhob
Polio cases rise to five in Balochistan during the current year
By Our Reporter
QUETTA: Polio virus has been confirmed in a two year old child in Balochistan’s Zhob district on Wednesday morning. The child belongs to a family, which had refused to administer polio drops to the kid, an official of the Balochistan health department who declined to be named since he was not authorized to speak to media told Quetta Voice.
The number of polio cases rises to five during the current year. The samples of the child were collected and sent to laboratory on February 26 and 27th for test. The laboratory declared the samples positive, the official informed. Last year the number of polio cases was 12.
Refusal on the part of some parents has always been a major obstacle in success of every campaign. Despite refusals, threats and intimidation, the volunteers heroes of Balochistan during campaign knocks every door to administer drops to every child in the province.
Polio teams in Balochistan have been targeted repeatedly by terrorists.