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Pak confirms 5th polio case of year 17 days after victim’s death

Pakistan has confirmed the fifth polio case of the year, more than a fortnight after the victim’s death, jolting the country’s efforts to eradicate the crippling disease.

The victim, a two-year-old child from Balochistan’s Quetta, died on May 22 before the confirmation of the poliovirus, the Dawn newspaper reported.

With the onset of paralysis on April 29, the case was confirmed after six weeks on Saturday, instead of the usual three weeks taken for diagnosis, the report said, quoting an official at the Regional Reference Laboratory of the National Institute of Health .

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