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Balochistan reports 26th polio case, 84 children affected in Pakistan

Balochistan has the most polio cases in Pakistan

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 30, 2020 | Last Updated: 9 months ago
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Posted: Dec 30, 2020 | Last Updated: 9 months ago

A lady health worker administers polio drops to a child in Karachi. Photo: Online

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A new polio case was reported in Balochistan on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 26. According to health officials, the victim is a 14-month-old girl from Union Council Karez Noth in Mastung. Her stool samples were sent to Islamabad for testing on December 5. The girl was from a family that had refused polio drops during campaigns. Balochistan has the highest number of polio cases in Pakistan. The breakdown of the remaining provinces is: 22 each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, and 14 in Punjab. Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan have not reported any cases so far. This year, a total of 84 cases of the wild poliovirus have been recorded in Pakistan. There are also 83 cases of vaccine-derived polio--also known as cVDPV2 polio. Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two remaining countries with polio in the world.
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A new polio case was reported in Balochistan on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 26.

According to health officials, the victim is a 14-month-old girl from Union Council Karez Noth in Mastung. Her stool samples were sent to Islamabad for testing on December 5.

The girl was from a family that had refused polio drops during campaigns.

Balochistan has the highest number of polio cases in Pakistan.

The breakdown of the remaining provinces is: 22 each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, and 14 in Punjab. Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan have not reported any cases so far.

This year, a total of 84 cases of the wild poliovirus have been recorded in Pakistan. There are also 83 cases of vaccine-derived polio–also known as cVDPV2 polio.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two remaining countries with polio in the world.

 
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