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    First polio case of 2020 confirmed in Lakki Marwat
    By Our Correspondent
    Published: January 19, 2020

    A one-year toddler in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lakki Marwat has tested positive for polio virus, making it the first confirmed case of the year 2020.

    The Polio Emergency Operation Center’s report stated that the National Institute of Health confirmed polio virus in the child after results from his stool samples returned...

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    Year’s first polio case reported as country nurses hope to be polio free
    by Aziz Buneri , (Last Updated 35 mins ago)

    PESHAWAR: The National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad has notified the year’s first wild polio case from Tehsil Sarai Naurang of district Lakki Marwat whereas the national case count closed at 136 for the year 2019.

    According to the notification, wild polio virus has been isolated from the stool sample of a 12 months old male child from union council Bakhmal Ahmedzai, Tehsil Sarai Naurang, District Lakki Marwat.

    According to the family’s vaccination history, they refused proper vaccination with only allowing their children one dose of essential immunisation and three doses of SIAs as per recall...


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      The first two polio cases of the year were confirmed by authorities on Wednesday.

      The new cases were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, while a case from 2019 was confirmed in Balochistan.

      A seven-month-old girl from Sindh’s Tando Allahyar district contracted the polio virus on January 7, said the Emergency Operation Centre for Polio in Sindh. According to her parents, she had received three doses of the polio vaccine during campaigns and routine immunisation.

      The spokesperson for the EOC Sindh said the long gap in door to door campaigns in 2019 has created a large pool of vulnerable children.

      A polio case response campaign was conducted in January in Sindh from January 13 to 20, and the national immunisation day will be held on February 17. Another is planned for April.

      In Balochistan the victim was an 18-month-old girl from Qilla Abdullah. She had received three doses of the polio vaccine. According to health authorities, her family used to live in Okara, Punjab earlier...


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        Three more polio cases surface in Sindh
        M. Waqar Bhatti
        January 25, 2020

        KARACHI: The Polio Eradication Initiative officials on Friday said three more children, one each from the districts Kambar, Dadu and Sajawal have been tested positive for the Wild Polio Virus 1 (WPV1).

        “Three more children, one each from the districts Kambar, Dadu and Sajawal have contracted polio virus. Two of the children belonging to districts Kambar and Dadu contracted the disease in 2019 but the lab has confirmed the cases today. Similarly, a child from Sujawal district who is the second polio case of 2020 in Sindh”, an official of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for Polio in Sindh said on Friday.

        The official maintained that with the latest polio cases, the polio case count of the year 2019 increased to 139 including 27 cases in Sindh, while in the year 2020, four children have so far been crippled by polio in the entire country including two from Sindh...


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          New cases of poliovirus reported in Sindh, Balochistan, KP
          Web Desk On Jan 29, 2020

          ISLAMABAD: Three new cases of poliovirus have been reported from Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) which increases the number of infected children to six this year, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

          The officials of the health ministry confirmed that a 26-month-old child was detected with poliovirus in Jumo Agham union council of Sindh’s Ratodero. The blood sample of the child had been taken on December 24 last year.

          Another case was reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province where an 11-month-old child found infected with the disease in Tank district. Sources said the parents of the child had rejected to administer the anti-polio vaccine to the infant...



          Third Polio Case Of 2020 Reported From Tank: EOC KP
          Fahad Shabbir (@FahadShabbir) 2 hours ago Wed 29th January 2020 | 03:06 PM

          PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jan, 2020 ) :The virus continues to attack unimmunized and immune compromised children especially in the southern belt of the province as new wild poliovirus case has been reported from Tank district, taking the total case count to three in the province so far in 2020.

          National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad has confirmed wild poliovirus (WPV) case in 11 months old child from Tank district after taking stool sample of the affected child and isolating WPV virus from it...


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            Pakistan- 2 women polio workers shot dead in Swabi
            1/30/2020 5:24:12 AM

            (MENAFN - Tribal News Network) SWABI: Two women polio workers were shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Swabi on Wednesday.

            Police said female polio workers Shakeela and Ghuncha Gul were performing duty in Parmoli Mir Ali Lara area on Wednesday when unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on them. Shakeela died on the spot, while Ghuncha Gul succumbed to her injuries during treatment at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

            No banned outfit has claimed responsibility of the attack on polio workers, but militants opposed to polio vaccination claimed such attacks in the past...


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              Two New Polio Cases Reported In Sindh
              Zeeshan Aziz 4 hours ago Sat 01st February 2020 | 11:56 AM
              Two new polio cases reported in Sindh
              Two more polio cases have been reported in Sindh on Friday raising the number of cases to four in the province this year

              MIRPUR KHAS (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Online - 01st February, 2020) Two more polio cases have been reported in Sindh on Friday raising the number of cases to four in the province this year.According to sources, a five-year-old boy from Jacobabad and a four-year-old boy from Mirpur Khas have been affected by polio virus.

              With the new cases, the number of polio cases in the province from January 2019 has increased to 30 while the number of polio cases has reached 144 during the same period...


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                Four new polio cases surface in Punjab, Sindh
                February 02, 2020

                LAHORE/MIRPUR KHAS - At least four more cases of polio were detected in the Punjab and Sindh provinces, offi?cials said on Saturday. At least two new polio cas?es were reported in the Punjab province where total number of polio cas?es reached 10. Polio virus has been confirmed in two little girls, said to be resi?dents of Dera Ghazi Khan. Blood samples of both the girls were attained last year that had been sent to Laboratory for test. Now, polio virus has been con?firmed in their blood...


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                  Another polio case detected in Sindh, 2020 tally jumps to 3
                  by INP , (Last Updated about 1 hour ago)

                  KARACHI: Another polio case emerged in Sindh on Wednesday in Kashmore District, raising the total number of cases in 2020 to three.

                  According to the National Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio, a three-year-old girl in the interior of Kashmore district was tested positive for the virus.

                  The first case of the year from the province was discovered on Jan 25, when the virus was detected in another forty-month-old child in Sujawal area of the province.

                  The case was detected in village Yousuf Jatt of Union Council Kothi in Sujawal...


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                    Four more polio cases emerge in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: sources
                    Web Desk On Feb 8, 2020

                    At least four new polio cases have been reported across Pakistan on Thursday, sources privy to the healthcare quarters claimed on Saturday, twelve polio cases have thus far been recorded in the ongoing year.

                    According to the sources, the cases have been reported from the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)...


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                      Pakistan- Four more polio cases reported in Lakki Marwat
                      2/15/2020 6:26:49 AM

                      (MENAFN - Tribal News Network) LAKKI MARWAT: Four more polio cases have surfaced from Lakki Marwat after which the toll in Pakistan this year has mounted to 16.

                      Nine polio cases have surfaced in Lakki Marwat so for this year. Lakki Marwat also carried the stigma of being on top in polio cases in the whole country in 2019 and this year has also started dangerously for the southern district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

                      In the fresh cases in Lakki Marwat, two have been reported from Betani sub-division, while one each case has been reported from Abakhel and Bakhmal Ahmedzai...


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                        Five more polio cases found in KP, Balochistan
                        Ikram Junaidi | Saleem ShahidUpdated February 16, 2020

                        ISLAMABAD/QUETTA: Just two days before the start of the nationwide polio campaign, apart from Karachi where it has been preponed by one week, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has confirmed five more polio cases from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan.

                        Due to inclusion of the latest cases, the tally for current year has reached 17, while 144 cases were reported in 2019, 12 in 2018 and only eight cases in 2017.

                        As per the current year’s data, 10 cases have been reported from KP, five from Sindh and two from Balochistan...


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                          02/18/2020, 09.29
                          Bomb attack on polio vaccinators: one policeman killed

                          The hit truck was carrying three security agents. The national polio vaccination campaign started yesterday. 265 thousand health workers are involved and nearly 40 million children under the age of five. Already in the past the Taliban attacked the convoys of doctors...


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                            Five new polio cases reported in KP: Health Department
                            February 24, 2020

                            Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Health Department on Sunday reported that five new cases of polio have emerged in the province, with four out of the five were reported from Khyber district and one from Nowshera.

                            The department added that all five children were diagnosed with the disease as they were not given the all-important vaccine that eliminates the disease...



                            Another Polio Case Reported In RWP
                            Sumaira FH 3 hours ago Mon 24th February 2020 | 03:00 PM

                            Another polio case has been reported in Garja, area of Rawalpindi.As per media reports, polio virus has been confirmed in 13 month old baby girl who was not administered polio drops for even once and other vaccinations including polio vaccination...


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                              More Polio Cases Reported In Punjab, Baluchistan
                              Mohammad Ali
                              1 hour ago Thu 27th February 2020 | 02:28 PM

                              Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Online - 27th February, 2020) More polio cases have been reported in Punjab and Baluchistan.According to the officials of health department Baluchistan, another polio case has been reported in the province.Officials said that new case has surfaced in area of Sibi where polio virus has been confirmed in the 7-months-old baby.Sample of the victim child was taken on Feb 14...