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Two more polio cases surface in KP

ISLAMABAD: Two extra polio circumstances have been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, taking the full quantity for the present 12 months to 19 in Pakistan.

In line with particulars, the brand new circumstances have been reported from Dera Ismail Khan and Bannu.

An official of Polio Virology Laboratory on the Nationwide Institute of Well being (NIH), mentioned {that a} nine-year-old lady was discovered to be contaminated with the poliovirus in D.I. Khan.

He mentioned one other case of a 17-month- outdated lady was surfaced from Bannu.

Just lately, on Monday, 17-month-old lady in North Waziristan was confirmed to contract have polio virus.

5 months into the 2019 and the variety of polio circumstances reported from KP has reached 13 which is the same as the circumstances reported within the province in 2016.

The variety of whole polio circumstances this 12 months has climbed to 19 — 13 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, three from Punjab and three from Sindh.

The vaccination marketing campaign to eradicate polio from Pakistna has seen main setbacks in current weeks.

Misinformation and anti-vaccine narrative stays one among key challenges in Pakistan’s struggle towards the crippling illness.

Pakistan is likely one of the three remaining nations on the planet the place poliomyelitis (polio) remains to be categorised as an endemic viral an infection.

The others being Afghanistan and Nigeria.

 

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