Boy dies as two new polio cases emerge in Punjab

By: News Desk
Published: 04:47 PM, 1 Sep, 2020
Boy dies as two new polio cases emerge in Punjab
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Two new cases of wild poliovirus were surfaced in two separate areas of Punjab on Tuesday, bringing the number of children affected by the crippling disease in the province so far this year to eight.

According to the Punjab anti-polio programme, an eight-month-old boy affected by the virus in Dera Gazi Khan passed away. All his limbs were crippled by the disease.

In Bahawalpur, a 13-year-old boy was left crippled by the polio that affected his right leg.–INP