PESHAWAR: About 5 new circumstances of polio had been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rising the whole variety of victims of the crippling illness to 41 within the province through the present 12 months.
In accordance with a press launch issued right here on Wednesday by Emergency Operation Middle (EOC) KP, among the many 5 new victims three belong to Bannu district, one to Charsadda and one to North Waziristan district.
The faeces samples of the affected youngsters have been despatched to Nationwide Well being Institute Islamabad for affirmation and different particulars of the virus, provides the press launch. The affectees embody three women and two boys.
With reporting of latest circumstances, the whole variety of polio circumstances in Pakistan in 2019 reached 53 and in KP to 41, the press launch continued. The utmost variety of affected youngsters in KP belonged to Bannu district.
In accordance with EOC, the brand new circumstances in Bannu district are reported in areas together with Kala Khel, Takhti Khel and Hindi Khel.
In the meantime, after the emergence of latest circumstances, a gathering was held in EOC KP on Wednesday below its Coordinator, Col (r) Kamran Ahmad Afridi.
Talking on the event, Kamran Afridi stated that a rise within the variety of polio contagions is due to false impression amongst mother and father and because of the season of excessive transmission of the virus.
On account of this cause, he continued, particular vaccination campaigns had been launched in these areas. He stated all sources are being utilized for eradication of poliovirus from the area, however because of the refusal by mother and father in vaccinating of youngsters is ensuing within the unfold of the virus.