Another polio-virus case reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
ISLAMABAD: A 1.5-year-old child in Bannu Division of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was tested positive for polio-virus on Monday.
With another polio case reported, the total number of polio cases registered in the country has jumped to 24 this year. Out of which 11 cases were reported in KP, 7 in tribal districts and three each in Sindh and Punjab.
According to sources, samples of the child were sent for tests on May 31. “The child affected by poliovirus was denied administering anti-polio drops by the teams during the campaign”, the sources said.
It is worth noting here that in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Polio-virus is creating havoc. The virus has been removed from other countries of the world.
The extensive environmental surveillance established by the Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme in previous months detected the polio virus in the sewage of twelve cities.
According to result shared by the National 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.