ISLAMABAD: The wild polio viruses continues to paralyses another six-month old child in South Waziristan, now the total number of polio affected cases reached to 19 this year.
A small child belonging to village Paryatt of UC Manthoi in South Wazirisitan has been infected by the wild polio virus in Pakistan. The NIH in Islamabad has confirmed that the child was suffered due to paralysis on August 22, of 2022.
In the continue year of 2022 alone, 19 children have been affected by the wild polio virus in Pakistan. Among these 19 children, two children belongs to Lakki Marwat, 16 children belongs to North Waziristan and the remaining one is from South Waziristan of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.
It is to be remembered that only one child was paralyzed in the merged district of South Waziristan in the June of 2022, however, this is the first case reported from South Waziristan this year.
Due to high ratio of Positive polio cases in Southern Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, the Pakistan Polio Program is focusing more on Southern KP to control the positive rates ratio.
In addition to taking other measures for bringing the wild polio virus into the control, the government authorities are taking strict measures like offering injectable polio vaccine that have wider community acceptance, further strengthening the disease surveillance in the concerned areas and offering soap for vaccinated children.