Pakistan Records Fifth Polio Case This Year

Pakistan Records Fifth Polio Case This Year

ISLAMABAD, Nov 13 (NNN-APP) – A child in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, has been paralysed by wild poliovirus, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

The health ministry said in a statement yesterday that, the poliovirus was found in a 31-month-old child in Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, adding that, after the latest case, the number of polio cases has increased to five this year, in the country.

A 24-month-old child was diagnosed with the virus in the same area of Karachi in Oct, said the ministry, noting that, an intensive investigation has been launched by the authority to comprehend the circumstances leading to the resurgence of the poliovirus in Karachi.

Besides that, all three other polio cases were reported from the Bannu district of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to the World Health Organisation, Pakistan is one of only two polio-endemic countries in the world, along with its neighbour Afghanistan.– NNN-APP  


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