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  • #31
    Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/663...ted-in-dg-khan

    Our Correspondent
    May 24, 2020
    Polio case detected in DG Khan

    LAHORE: This year’s second case of wild poliovirus (WPV1) in Punjab has been confirmed in Dera Ghazi Khan district, which raised the toll to 49 in the country. The first case of Punjab was also detected in DG Khan.

    “A male child from DG Khan’s Tehsil Taunsa Sharif and Union Council Mangrotha, aged 36 months, has been diagnosed with polio,” the Punjab Polio Programme confirmed on Saturday. The spokesman of the Punjab Polio Programme confirmed the case and said the programme is in the process of verifying vaccination history of the child...

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    • #32
      Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1563841/po...rted-in-pishin

      Polio case reported in Pishin
      Saleem ShahidUpdated June 16, 2020

      QUETTA: A new polio case was reported in Pishin district of Balochistan by local health authorities on Monday.

      Thus far, 12 polio cases have been reported this year in the province.

      According to health department officials, the poliovirus was confirmed in a two-year-old baby girl whose samples had been taken on May 29 and May 31...

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      • #33
        Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/674...er-eight-years


        Upper Dir reports polio case after eight years
        Our Correspondent
        June 18, 2020

        DIR: A polio case was reported from Upper Dir district after eight years as a 17-month boy was diagnosed with the crippling disease in the remote Doon Seri area in Kohistan valley, health officials said on Wednesday.

        They said the boy was brought to the District Headquarters Hospital in Dir town in April and his stool was sent to the National Institute of Health in Islamabad for test. The Expended Programme on Immunization (EPI) district coordinator Dr Rahatullah confirmed the polio case and said the boy identified as Murad, son of Rahim Shah, had been diagnosed with the polio virus Type-II...

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        • #34
          Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/683...tim-in-karachi

          M. Waqar Bhatti
          July 7, 2020
          Five-year-old boy becomes year’s first polio victim in Karachi

          The Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) in Pakistan Monday reported the first polio case of the current year in Karachi, saying a five-year old boy has been crippled by Wild Polio Virus 1 (WPV1) in Muzaffarabad Colony, Landhi, in District Malir.

          With the new polio case, the number of polio cases in Sindh has jumped to 19 and 57 in Pakistan. “Five-year-old Muhammad Hasnain, son of Muhammad Ibrahim, a resident of Muzaffarabad Colony, Landhi, in District Malir, has been crippled by Wild Polio Virus 1 (WPV1)....

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          • #35
            Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/685...virus-in-sindh

            M. Waqar Bhatti
            July 11, 2020
            Another child crippled by polio virus in Sindh

            Karachi: Polio Eradication Initiative Friday said one more child has been crippled by the Wild Polio Virus 1 (WPV1) in Tehsil Dokri, District Larkana of Sindh, raising the total confirmed polio cases in Sindh to 20 and 58 in entire Pakistan.

            “An 82-months old girl, Badshah Zadi d/o Gulab Sargani has been crippled by the polio virus in Tehsil Dokri in Larkana district of Sindh. Now the total number of children affected with polio has reached at 20 in Sindh and 58 in the entire country”, an official of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Sindh said...

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            • #36
              Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/687...hild-in-lahore

              Our Correspondent
              July 15, 2020
              Polio paralyses child in Lahore

              LAHORE: The polio virus has affected a child in Lahore, a Punjab Polio Eradication Programme spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

              “The virus has paralysed all four limbs of the 26-month-old child,” said the spokesperson. “The child suffered paralysis in June. Subsequently, his stool samples were sent to the national laboratory which confirmed on Tuesday that the child is affected with polio,” said the spokesperson.

              “The child later died in the Children Hospital. The cause of death is being determined,” added the spokesperson. Polio campaigns remain suspended in the province since March due to the corona pandemic. Over 30 million children remain without the critical oral polio vaccine which is required to save children from disability...

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              • #37
                Source: https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakista...ri-989032.html

                Polio Case Reported From Sufaid Dheri
                Mohammad Ali 9 hours ago Thu 30th July 2020 | 05:30 PM

                PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Jul, 2020 ) :A four-year-old child has been reported as victim of polio virus here Thursday taking the total cases of polio virus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 22 in year 2020.

                According to Emergency Operation Center this was the first polio case in four years in Peshawar as the last case was reported in 2016...

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                • #38
                  Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1573553/po...in-balochistan

                  Polio case reported in Balochistan
                  The Newspaper's Staff ReporterUpdated 10 Aug 2020

                  ISLAMABAD: A case of polio has been reported in Balochistan, which has taken the countrywide tally of such cases detected during the current year to 64.

                  According to an official of the National Institute of Health, the latest victim is a 20-month-old boy. His family lives in Union Council Mian Ghundi of Quetta district.

                  “Both the child’s lower limbs have been paralysed. He did not receive any polio vaccine as his family was against vaccination. Socio-economic status of the family has been termed poor,” he said...

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