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Pakistan: 2019 Polio - 141 cases to date

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  • #61

    The Express Tribune
    Six new polio cases surface in Pakistan, tally reaches 134
    By Our Correspondent
    Published: January 9, 2020

    After six new poliovirus cases were confirmed on Thursday, the total number of polio cases in Pakistan reached 134.

    Two of those six cases were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) Lakki Marwat – including a nine-month-old girl – and Dera Ismail Khan.

    The total number of cases in K-P has increased to 91.

    Two more cases surfaced in Punjab and another two were reported from Sindh.

    Earlier this month, Sindh Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) confirmed on Saturday the emergence of two new polio cases in the province...


    • #62

      Karachi’s 25th polio case detected, Pakistan tally 135 for 2019
      SAMAA | Digital - Posted: Jan 11, 2020 | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

      A three-year-old boy in Thatta’s Mirpur Sakhro has been diagnosed with polio in Sindh, bringing the total for 2019 to 25 cases and Pakistan’s tally to 135.
      The Emergency Operation Centre for polio in Sindh confirmed the case. This is not a case from 2020 as the 34-month boy was affected by polio with weakness in the left upper and lower limbs on Dec 26, 2019. According to his parents, he had received seven doses of the Oral Polio Vaccine and 3 routine doses plus the IPV were verified by card. An investigation has been opened into these claims.
      EOC Sindh’s spokesperson said that the long gap in door-to-door campaigns during 2019 created a large pool of vulnerable children.
      The National EOC and Sindh EOC have started to fight back to eradicate polio and reverse this trend. The first step was the successful December NID and now areas with recent detections are being targeted in a special response round starting from Jan 13. “We will follow this up with two NIDs in February and April with another targeted case response in between,” the spokesperson said.
      Efforts from December to April will bridge the immunity gap and lead to a significant decrease in the intensity of virus transmission in the second half of 2020, they said.
      Up until this case was detected, Sindh had 24 polio cases in 2019 out of which six came from Karachi.
      There were a total of 134 cases that emerged from all over Pakistan:
      91 in Kyber Pakhunkhwa
      24 in Sindh
      11 in Balochistan
      8 in Punjab...


      • #63

        Six new polio victims, including four girls, identified in KP
        The News/Files
        Web Desk
        January 13, 2020

        Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's health ministry has identified at least six more victims of the polio virus.

        The victims, including four girls and two boys, belong to districts Torghar and Lucky Marwat, the ministry said on Monday.

        According to the KP health ministry, the total number of reported polio cases across the province reached 97 in 2019, with the majority recorded in district Lucky Marwat.

        The number of polio cases were calculated based on samples taken up until December 2019. The tally of affected increased to 141 in 2019, the highest in recent years...


        • #64
          New polio case reported from Lakki
          Our Staff Reporter
          January 15, 2020

          PESHAWAR - The National Institute of Health (NIH) has notified new wild poliovirus (WPV) case from district Lakki Marwat that has taken the district cases count to 32 and 92 in the province. According to details, the wild poliovirus has been isolated from stool sample of 25 month-old- male-child from union council Tajazai, Tehsil Lakki Marwat, District Lakki Marwat. The epidemiological study of the children shows that the family was refusal to essential immunisation and the affected child was zero dose for essential immunisation while their SIAs history is under investigation...