ISLAMABAD: In what’s being seen as a setback for the federal government’s efforts to eradicate polio virus within the nation, two new instances of polio virus have surfaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, rising the overall of this 12 months’s instances to 26, ARY Information reported on Thursday.
Nicely-informed sources throughout the well being ministry say the 2 instances have been reported from two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts. One among them was confirmed from a stool pattern of a 21-month previous child lady of Wazir tehsil of Bannu.
The sufferer’s samples had been taken on June 8.
The second case was reported from Mamakhail UC of Lakki Marwat district the place 15-month previous boy was examined optimistic for polio virus.
It’s noteworthy that to this point three instances every have been reported from Punjab and Sindh provinces whereas 13 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 7 from the newly merged tribal districts of the province this 12 months.
Earlier this month, sewage samples collected from gutters of 11 sampling websites within the metropolis had confirmed prevalence of polio virus in Karachi.
The World Well being Group (WHO) had collected samples in Karachi to evaluate prevalence of the crippling virus within the metropolis.
In line with sources, the samples had been collected from gutters in Karachi in the course of the interval from April 05 to Might 16.
The WHO gathered samples from 11 localities within the metropolis to look at the state of affairs of polio virus.
The samples had been collected from sampling websites of Hijrat Colony, Machhar Colony, Khameso Goth, Rashid Minhas Highway, Korangi, Bakhtawar Village Landhi, Haji Mureed Goth, Sohrab Goth, Mohammad Khan Colony, Orangi Nallah, Orangi Colony and PIDC Colony.