SUJAWAL: Another case of polio has appeared in Sindh province, since this time the virus is detected in a child over three years old in the Sujawal area, ARY NEWS reported.
The case was detected in a 3.5-year-old boy in the Yousuf Jatt village of the Kothi Union Council in Sujawal.
It is not the first time a case of polio has been detected in the Sujawal district, since so far five cases have been reported during the last four years in the district.
According to reports until January 9, six other cases of polio arose in the country, including two in Sindh confirmed by the Emergency Operations Center (COE) of the province.
The first case in Sindh, a three-year-old boy, was reported to the Laloo Raunk Union Council of the Qambar district, sources from the Ministry of National Health said.
Another case in the province, a 12-year-old boy, was infected by the poliovirus in the Sehwan Union Council of Jamshoro District.
In addition, two young girls were infected by the polio virus in the Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab. The cases of the girls, six months and one year old, were confirmed by the competent authorities.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has ruled out the impression created by a section of the media when reporting on new cases of polio that new travel restrictions related to polio had been imposed in Pakistan
In his statement, Dr. Zafar Mirza said that the recommendations of the Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization were made for the first time in May 2014, and since then they had been periodically reviewed and extended to all countries infected by Poliovirus
He said that Pakistan implemented the same immediately as a responsible member of the international community and has been doing so ever since.