Baluchistan Started 2015 With New Cases Of Polio

Baluchistan Started 2015 With New Cases Of Polio.PakistanTribe.Com

Baluchistan Started 2015 With New Cases Of Polio.PakistanTribe.Com

CHAGHI – The dawn of 2015 brought first case of Polio in Baluchistan where an infant was found victim of polio virus in Brab Chah area of Chagai district, PakistanTribe received media reports.

This is the first case of 2015 reported about the Polio virus infected infant of about two years aged. The child name is Muhammad Shafi living in the union council of Aamari district Chaghi Baluchistan. He was not treated with polio drops ever during his medical treatment.

Earlier in late 2014 at least 5 polio cases emerged in Quetta in addition to one case each in Killa Abdullah, Zob, Khizdar and Nasirabad District whereas Killa Abdullah witnessed 10 polio cases, which is the most in the province.

The total number of polio cases reported this year has risen to 268. It should be noted that Pakistan is one of the only three countries in the world with polio infections.

WHO and concerned anti-polio officials are active in eradicating the virus from the country whereas special immunization drives are also held on regular basis.

The country has also been slapped with travel restrictions due to the virus and the citizens have to travel with polio-free certificates to other countries.

However, attacks on polio teams and reluctance of parents to immunize their children are one of the major hurdles in eradicating the disease.

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