Pakistan: Third polio case in Balochistan this year

QUETTA: A 12-month-old infant on Saturday emerged as the third victim of polio virus from Balochistan since the start of this year.

The child, Niamatullah, hails from the Dukki area of Loralai district. According to sources in the health department, the child’s parents had not allowed officials to administer polio vaccine to Niamatullah during the government’s anti-polio drive in the province.

The earlier two polio cases this year had emerged from from Chaman and Chaghi area of Balochistan.

“Despite the recent anti-polio campaign in the area, the child’s parents had chosen to refrain from getting their kid vaccinated,” said officials while talking to Dawn…

  • tom_billesley

    The parts of the world where polio is endemic? Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria – in other words Taliban and Boko Haram. What a surprise that a fecal/oral transmitted disease remains.

  • Hard Little Machine

    What’s funny is that in a few years, psychotic Muslim converts in the west will claim polio was invented by the Jews and the CIA to kill the Muslims. If it means that thousands of them die I’m willing to not correct them on that score.

  • cmh

    Keep hopeful it wipes out the entire country…..