LANDIIKOTAL, 25 November: Another polio case has been confirmed in Landikotal tehsil of Khyber Agency.

According to sources in the National Institute of Health (NIH), blood samples of two-year-old Abu Sufyan were taken few days ago and now the presence of polio virus has been confirmed in the child. Sources said Abu Sufyan was administered polio drops in almost every vaccination campaign but that did not save him from the crippling disease.

With the emergence of new polio case, the toll of affected children has reached 42. Fourteen among the polio affected children belong to Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world where polio is categorised as endemic viral infection.

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