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  • Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases- new case in Peshawar

    Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrin...ID=85685&Cat=6

    Two polio cases reported in first week of 2012
    Our correspondent
    Wednesday, January 04, 2012

    Islamabad

    Within three days of the start of the New Year, two children from Balochistan, including a girl, have tested positive for polio.

    And if these cases are anything to go by, then the year seems to be no different from the previous one, which reported 181 cases against the previous year’s count of 144. Ironically, the two children inhabit Balochistan’s western Pashtun belt notorious for high polio incidence...

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    Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

    Source: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/new...ote=1&p=434832

    Two more polio cases surface in KP, FATA
    Total cases in Pakist*an as of Januar*y 5 up to 191; Highes*t number (72) in Baloch*istan, lowest (8) in Punjab.
    By Mahwish Qayyum
    Published: January 6, 2012


    PESHAWAR: Two more polio cases have emerged in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas, pushing the toll in Pakistan to 191 cases as of January 5, 2012.

    According to a report of the Polio Monitoring and Coordination Cell, Islamabad, one case each was reported in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Fata in December...

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    • #3
      Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

      Three more polio cases confirmed
      By: Our Staff Reporter | January 13, 2012 |
      ISLAMABAD – The number of polio cases continues to rise as three new type-1 cases have been confirmed by National Institute of Health from the samples collected in December last year.

      According to officials still more samples are pending so there could be more cases that could raise polio count of 2011. Samples tested positive for polio received during 2011 will continue to be part of the 2011 tally for the next few weeks. As the pending samples from December are being tested, samples from January are still awaited from provinces and cases will start coming in February.

      According to polio journal released on Thursday, two cases are from Khyber Agency (FATA) whereas one case from Tank (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) confirmed this week that raised the number of polio cases to 192.

      So far 72 cases have been confirmed from Balochistan, 8 cases from Punjab, 32 cases from Sindh, 22 cases from KPK, 57 from FATA, one case from Gilgit-Baltistan and no cases has been reported from Islamabad yet.

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      http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-n...ases-confirmed
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      • #4
        Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

        Source: http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/16/fresh...er-dengue.html

        Fresh case …this time in Lahore Polio another blow to health dept after dengue
        Asif Choudary | Metropolitan > Lahore | From the Newspaper
        (13 hours ago) Today

        LAHORE, Jan 15: The detection of first polio case of 2012, not in any far-flung area of the county but in Punjab`s capital, has put a big question mark on the performance of provincial health authorities who are already facing allegations of taking inadequate precautionary measures against dengue virus that claimed more than 300 lives last year...

        ...In its recent manifestation, the crippling disease has par-alysed an 18-month-old, Muhammad Bashir, son of Banara Khan, a resident of Darbar Madolay Shah Colony, Shahdara, Lahore.

        The National Institute of Health (NIH) has notified the fresh pollo case in its report issued a couple of days ago...

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        • #5
          Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

          Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-ne...laims-baby-boy

          Polio claims baby boy
          By: Our Staff Reporter | January 17, 2012 |

          LAHORE – Muhammad Basir, an 18-month-old baby boy who was diagnosed positive for polio, breathed his last at the Mayo Hospital.

          Son of Banara Khan, a resident of Shahdara, was brought to the Mayo Hospital about three weeks back for treatment of high fever. Seeing symptoms of polio, the doctors sent the sample to the National Institute of Health Islamabad for analysis. The report confirmed the presence of Polio virus...

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          • #6
            Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

            Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrin...7&dt=1/21/2012

            4 polio cases detected in SWA

            Our correspondent
            Saturday, January 21, 2012


            WANA: Four polio cases have been detected in South Waziristan, officials said on Friday. The officials of the Health Department confirmed the cases in Shaktoi, Srarogha, Shakai and Barmal areas near the Pak-Afghan border...

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            • #7
              Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

              Source: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=136476

              Saturday, January 21, 2012, Safar 26, 1433
              Polio in Balochistan
              Afzal Malik

              Polio remains a threat to the children of Balochistan. Balochistan has recorded 69 cases in the year 2011 and two in the start of 2012. The worsening situation of polio is a great cause of concern for foreign donors heavily invested in the eradication of polio and the only viable situation lay with a micro-management plan at union council level. Presently, the routine immunisation rate in Balochistan is lower than 25% with the rate in the country dropping day by day. People in Balochistan have made up theories that the vaccine cause infertility, but this is absolutely not true. Lack of political will in supporting the eradication is the main hurdle. But its the duty of the provincial government to take action against those who fail to deliver but are protected by the higher-ups rather than sacked or suspended. ..

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              • #8
                Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                Two new polio cases reported in KP Bureau Report | Peshawar |

                PESHAWAR, Jan 26: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded two confirmed polio cases bringing total number of poliomyelitis-affected children to five countrywide in 2012, officials said.

                One-year-old Fareeha Bibi, daughter of Ayub Khan, a resident of Aziz Khan Garhi, in Mera Kachori union council of Peshawar, was tested positive by the National Institute of Health Islamabad on Thursday, officials said.

                The child hadn’t received any dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV), they said.

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                http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/27/two-n...ted-in-kp.html
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                • #9
                  Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                  Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/328528/m...isk-for-polio/

                  The Express Tribune

                  Multan declared 'high risk' for polio
                  Sample*s of sewera*ge water was found to contai*n traces of polio virus.
                  By Owais Jaffery
                  Published: January 28, 2012

                  Multan declared high risk for polio. ILLUSTRATION: THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

                  MULTAN: After 27 samples from sewerage water were found to contain traces of the polio virus, Multan has been declared a ‘polio high risk’, the district’s EDO health said on Saturday.

                  Talking to The Express Tribune, the executive district officer for health, Mukhtar Hussain Shah confirmed that samples collected in and around Multan carried traces of the polio virus. Hence, Multan had been declared high risk by the Punjab government...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                    Crippling disease: Fresh polio case detected in Jhang
                    By Our Correspondent
                    Published: February 13, 2012

                    Due to negligence of anti-polio drive, a 3-year-old girl, Sajida has been diagnosed with polio in Mauza Kholtra, in Jhang district. DESIGN: AMNA IQBAL
                    FAISALABAD:
                    Due to negligence of anti-polio drive, a 3-year-old girl, Sajida has been diagnosed with polio in Mauza Kholtra, in Jhang district.
                    Sajida complained of pain in her legs, following which her father, Muhammad Saddique, took her to a doctor who injected her left leg with medicine.
                    After some time, her leg became paralysed. On being taken to the doctor again, her right leg was injected, thus resulting in eventual paralysis of both legs.

                    ...
                    http://tribune.com.pk/story/335610/c...cted-in-jhang/
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                    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                      Source: http://www.dawn.com/2012/02/14/new-c...ampaign-2.html

                      New case cripples anti-polio campaign
                      Our Staff Reporter | Metropolitan > Islamabad | From the Newspaper
                      37 mins ago

                      ISLAMABAD, Feb 13: Efforts of the “under performing” special polio cell of prime minister on Monday received another jolt within a span of one-and-a-half months as a new case of crippling disease surfaced in Khyber agency, Dawn has learnt.

                      “The child never received polio drops during the routine national campaigns
                      putting a question mark over the emergency anti-polio campaign initiated by the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani last year besides making a dent in credibility of the recent year`s drive”, said a senior federal official while sharing a report on the new polio case.

                      Some 35 million children under the age of five will be targeted nationwide during the campaign that has already started on Jan 29...

                      ...Commenting on the details of the new case, the official said: “Mussawir Jaan, son of Mena Jaan, a 12-month-old baby boy was confirmed to be infected with polio virus”
                      ...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                        Source: http://www.dawn.com/2012/02/15/the-polio-story.html


                        Last updated: 42 mins ago
                        The polio story
                        Zubeida Mustafa | Opinion | From the Newspaper
                        33 mins ago

                        PAKISTAN has failed to educate its children. It is now failing to protect them from communicable diseases like poliomyelitis, an untreatable crippling disease caused by a virus.

                        Preventive vaccines have however been developed and large regions of the world have been declared polio-free. It is, therefore, a pity that Pakistan is losing its war against polio. A spate of stories in the print media lately point to this tragedy. This is not at all surprising, given our criminal neglect of the health sector.

                        What is the polio story? When Pakistan launched itself on the long road to polio eradication in 1994, it showed remarkable success. It set up an effective surveillance cell and national immunisation days were undertaken.

                        The number of polio cases in the country fell from 1,155 in 1997 to just 28 in 2005. Then came the crunch. The war on terror in Fata made many areas inaccessible to the vaccinating teams and migration of populations from war-torn areas became a regular phenomenon. Polio made a comeback and in 2011 the Geneva-based Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) recorded 198 cases in Pakistan, the highest in any country for the second consecutive year. In 2010, the polio toll in Pakistan was 144. The country has now been dubbed a polio danger zone.

                        We thus have a giant share of the world total of polio cases of 647. There is unprecedented international interest in Pakistan’s polio policy today. Even one case here means a child anywhere remains vulnerable, so globalised has the world become. This argument has been vindicated by our recent ‘success’ in exporting the virus to China which recorded 18 cases of polio with the strain of the virus being traced to Pakistan.

                        Multiple factors are responsible for this failure. Broadly speaking, the high level of poverty and the near-collapse of Pakistan’s health delivery structure have made polio eradication an enormous challenge. So far as the specifics are concerned, the immunisation strategy is said to be flawless but not its implementation...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                          Source: http://www.dawn.com/2012/02/22/polio...ict-zones.html

                          Polio not confined to conflict zones
                          Imran Ali Teepu | Metropolitan > Islamabad | From the Newspaper
                          52 mins ago

                          ISLAMABAD, Feb 21: Four new polio cases have been reported from across the country, affirming that the crippling virus is no longer confined to or originating from the conflict-ridden northern areas of Pakistan.

                          “The four new cases bring the total detected cases to 13 for this year,” World Health Organisation (WHO)`s polio chief Dr Nima Abid told Dawn. It is pertinent to mention that during the same time last year, the number of confirmed polio cases in the country stood at eight.This time around, one case each has been reported from Bahawalnagar in Punjab, Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Hyderabad and Naushahro Feroze in Sindh.

                          A source within the Unicef polio unit provided further details: “The first of these cases was detected on January 14, and it was an eight-month-old boy from Khyber Agency; the second case was of a 12-month-old boy from Hyderabad; the third of a 30-month-old girl on January 29 from Naushahro Feroze; while the most recent case has been of a 32-month-old girl from Bahawalnagar on February 2...”

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                            3 more polio cases detected in Sindh
                            By: Nazir Siyal | February 24, 2012 | 0
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                            LARKANA – With country continues to experience a surge of polio cases, three more children were found infected with polio virus here in district Kashmore near a Guddu Town village and Naushehro Feroze on Thursday.

                            According to details, one case was detected in Naushehro Feroze district and two in Kashmore. A three-year-old girl Sadaf and a four-year-old boy Bilal, children of Nadir Ali Wasti, were diagnosed positive for polio virus.

                            In Larkana Division, polio cases were reported among three-year-old Aziza, one-year-old Samia, two-year-old Yaseen and five-year-old Deedar last year.

                            In Kamber-Shahdadkot, three-year-old Mohammad Ali, a resident of Gareebabad Muhalla Kamber city and another five-year-old girl Kalsoom, a resident of village Katohar, were diagnosed positive for polio virus, said officials of Sindh Health Department.

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                            http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-ne...ected-in-sindh
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                            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Pakistan: 2012 Polio cases

                              Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrin...=6&dt=3/1/2012

                              High risk of polio spreading in Pakistan, warns world pannel
                              Jamila Achakzai
                              Thursday, March 01, 2012

                              Islamabad

                              Though stronger, the recently augmented National Emergency Action Plan has failed to show clear impact on polio transmission in Pakistan and that if significant transmission continued beyond April, containing it during this year’s high season would be impossible, says a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by international health organisations.

                              “Four months ago, we called for Pakistan’s emergency plan to be re-thought. The new plan is considerably stronger but there is no demonstrable impact of it on polio transmission. Time is running short. The low season window is closing fast. If significant transmission continues beyond April, it will be nigh on impossible to stop it during this year’s high season. As time goes on, sustaining political commitment and energy will be a challenge,” said Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in a report prepared after a recent meeting convened at the request of the World Health Assembly to monitor and guide the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s 2010-12 Strategic Plan...

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