Two more polio case emerge in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In what is being viewed as a setback for the government’s efforts to get rid of poliovirus in the nation, two brand-new situations appeared in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, enhancing the total of this year’s cases to 26.
Earlier this month, sewer examples collected from rain gutters of 11 tasting sites in the city had verified the frequency of poliovirus in Karachi.
Resources within the health ministry said both cases had been reported from two areas– Bannu and Lakki Marwat. Among them was validated from a feces sample– handled June 8– of a 21-month old infant woman of Wazir tehsil of Bannu.
The WHO gathered samples from 11 regions in the city to check out the situation of poliovirus.
It is noteworthy that so far 3 cases each have been reported from Punjab and also Sindh districts whereas 13 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and seven from the recently combined tribal areas of the district this year.
The 2nd case was reported from Mamakhail UC of Lakki Marwat area where a 15-month-old young boy was tested positive for poliovirus.
The Globe Health Organization (WHO) had collected examples in Karachi to evaluate the frequency of the crippling virus in the city.
According to sources, the samples were collected from seamless gutters in Karachi throughout the duration from April 05 to May 16.
The samples were collected from tasting sites of Hijrat Colony, Machhar Colony, Khameso Goth, Rashid Minhas Road, Korangi, Bakhtawar Village Landhi, Haji Mureed Goth, Sohrab Goth, Mohammad Khan Colony, Orangi Nallah, Orangi Colony as well as PIDC Colony.