One other polio case reported in KP

One other polio case surfaced in Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday.

Sources in Well being Ministry stated that poliovirus had been confirmed in a 2-year-old boy in Shangla space of KP, bringing the entire variety of polio circumstances within the nation to 20 this yr.

Sources additional added that samples of the kid had been despatched for assessments on Might 30.

It’s worthy to notice right here that Poliovirus is creating havoc in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The virus has been eradicated from the remainder of the international locations of the world.

With one other polio case, the entire quantity for the present yr circumstances has jumped to 23 in Pakistan, out of which, 10 circumstances had been reported in KP, seven in tribal districts and three every in Sindh and Punjab provinces.

The intensive environmental surveillance established by the Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme in earlier months detected the polio virus in sewage of 12 cities.

In response to end result shared by the Nationwide Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), the presence of virus was confirmed in sewage samples collected in March 2019 from cities of Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Mardan, Bannu, Waziristan, Hyderabad, Kambar and Sukkur.

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