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Traces of polio virus found in seven major cities, including Karachi and Islamabad

December 3, 2018

The National Polio Programme has found traces of polio virus in the sewage water of seven major cities in the country.

This is the first time the programme has tested sewage water samples in order to spread awareness among parents about the danger their children are in.

Focal Person to the Prime Minister on Polio Babar Atta said that traces were found in water samples taken from Karachi, Sukkur, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Mardan, Peshawar and Islamabad. He appealed to the parents of Islamabad to have their children vaccinated during the polio drive that will be held in the city from December 10 to 13.


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    Gina Allan-Evans   December 21, 2018 2:44 am/ Reply

    It is a real worry to hear this report when simple vaccine can eradicate Polio. Sewage treatment must be handled in a more sustainable manner. Educate the people;
    As a Polio survivor we care that people are made aware,

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