By Rachel Leigh| April 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM EDT - Updated June 27 at 12:02 AM
(WFLX) - After a rare genetic disease caused a boy in Pakistan to be born with six legs, doctors are fighting to keep him alive, according to a report from the New York Daily News.
According to the New York Daily News, the little boy was born last week to parents in Sukkur, a city in Sindh Province in southeastern Pakistan, and was being cared for by doctors at the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi, News.com.au reported.
Jamal Raza, the director of the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi, told the The News Tribe, a Web site based in the UK, that the child has the extra limbs because it had a conjoined twin, which was premature.
According to News.com.au, the baby's condition afflicts just one in 1 million babies.