Two new polio cases have come in the country, bringing the number to 27
ISLAMABAD: Two new cases of polio virus have come in the country; The National Institutes of Health says the total number of polio cases has increased to 27 this year.
According to details, two new polio cases have been reported in the country, which is belonging to Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. After the new polio virus case has reported in Baluchistan this year, the number of polio cases has increased to 5 in province.
The National Institutes of Health says that a 3-year-old girl from the KP district of Tank has been diagnosed with the polio virus; A 2-year-old child of Zhob district of Baluchistan is suffering from a polio virus, which belongs to Zhob's UC Badin zai.
According to the Health Department, samples of the baby from Zhob were obtained on February 26 and 27, the parents of the affected child did not vaccinate to prevent from polio. A case was also reported in Pushin's UC Tadana in February last month, with a total of five new cases on the same day, revealing that parents of children were denied to polio vaccination.
Two cases were also reported, On March 5, one of which was from Bada area of Khyber, the other from city of Sindh Shikarpur, It is to be noted that 2019 was the worst in terms of polio when 144 polio cases were recorded across the country, this is the highest polio rate after 2014. In 2014 there were 306 cases of polio virus, and that was the highest rate in the last 14 years.
A review of the current state of polio, chaired by Dr. Zafar Mirza, two days ago, informed that an integrated strategy for eradication of polio is underway, Effective measures are being ensured at the High Risk Union Councils, the February campaign was more successful than December, The number of refusing parents has declined, will get more success in the national campaign in April 2020.