Wednesday , February 26 2020

Another Polio case appeared in Balochistan, KP

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On Wednesday, Another polio case appeared in Baluchistan early as a 17-month old was identified with the virus by the health department of the state. The latest polio case takes the total number of such cases in the Baluchistan to 5 this year. 

A girl in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was also verified positive for the polio-virus, recommended reports, taking the total polio cases in the north-western state to a worrying 45 this year.

Related: Bill Gates writes to PM Imran reaffirms support to eradicate polio

Officials claim a lack of enthusiasm on the part of parents to vaccinate children against polio is the main reason behind the point in the number of polio cases in Pakistan this year.

Related: PM Imran chairs emergency meeting on polio

Along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, Pakistan is one of the only three countries where complete polio abolition has not yet been attained. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), polio has been all but smeared out through the world.

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