Another polio case surfaces from Lakki Marwat

PESHAWAR— Two more polio cases have been confirmed one each from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, taking the total number of polio affected patients for current to 62.

Officials associated with the country’s polio eradication programme confirmed one new case in Ladha tehsil of South Waziristan tribal district and Karachi.

A 10-year-old boy was diagnosed with polio virus in South Waziristan, first case in the district after break of three years.

Whereas another polio case was surfaced in Orangi Town of Karachi where an eight-month-old girl was diagnosed with polio virus.

So far in 2019, 62 cases have been reported out of which 46 are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eight times higher than last years.  However, over 34 polio cases detected in adjacent Bannu division that include North and South Waziristan.

Additionally, six cases are from Sindh and five each from Balochistan and Punjab.

After a break of over three years first ever polio case detected in South Waziristan. Two polio cases detected in South Waziristan in 2015- 2016.

Sajjad Ali
Sajjad Ali is the founder of Peshawar Today. He is a journalist by profession and working in field for the last ten years. Previously he worked for national media organizations including ‘The Nation’ Daily Pakistan Today, Khyber News. He also worked in media development sector. He can be reached at sajjad.sovereign@gmail.com

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