Concerns increase as polio cases cross tally of 100

101 cases have been reported so far as compared to 12 in 2018 and 8 in 2017.


Concerns rise as three more children from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been reported sick with the crippling disease. The tally of polio cases has crossed triple digits this year.

An NIH official said that the six-month-old child belongs to tehsil Topi, UC Batakara while sharing details of the Swabi case. This year, 73 cases of polio have been reported from KP, 7 from Balochistan, 5 from Punjab and 16 from Sindh.

National Institute of Health (NIH) official reported, “The three children are male and the total number of cases for the current year has reached 101. New cases have been reported from the districts of Mirpurkhas and Swabi.”

He stated, “In Mirpurkhas, a 36-month-old child has been infected with the virus. He is a resident of tehsil Digri, union council (UC) Mir Khuda Bux. His parents claim that seven doses of polio were given to him. Two doses have been confirmed through the Routine Immunisation Card.”

He further said, “The other child is a 72-month-old resident of tehsil Mirpurkhas UC 5. His lower limbs were paralyzed and according to the family members as many as 10 doses of polio vaccines were administered to him.”

101 cases have been reported so far as compared to 12 in 2018 and 8 in 2017.

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