10-month-old child dies from polio in NW Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A 10-month-old child has died after being confirmed with the wild poliovirus in North Waziristan district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP), the Health Ministry said Friday night.

The National Institute of Health reported on Wednesday that the boy had onset of paralysis on Sept. 15 and suffered from disabilities in his left arm and neck, said the ministry in a statement.

This was the 20th polio case of the year. All the cases in Pakistan this year were detected in KP, with two patients from Lakki Marwat, 17 from North Waziristan and one from South Waziristan district.

The children of Pakistan need more support than ever now, Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel was quoted as saying in the statement.

"The current humanitarian crisis in the country has increased the risk of wild polio transmission. It is crucial to support polio eradication now to protect them from further health concerns," the minister added.

The poliovirus has been detected outside southern KP, however, it has not paralyzed children elsewhere in Pakistan, according to the ministry. Enditem

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