With new case, Karachi's polio tally rises to 5

18-month-old resident of Gadap Town has never been immunised.


Web Desk May 12, 2014
18-month-old resident of Gadap Town has never been immunised. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A new polio case surfaced in Karachi’s Gadap Town, taking this year’s tally for the city to five, Express News reported on Monday.

According to initial details, the 18-month-old has never been immunised.

Gadap Town is one of those areas where the refusal rate for polio vaccination is very high.

Interestingly, government officials had recently claimed the area was becoming polio-free.

To date 60 polio cases have been reported in Pakistan. This includes 46 cases from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, nine from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and five from Sindh.

COMMENTS (3)

Polpot | 7 years ago | Reply

"With new case, Karachi's polio tally rises to 5"" ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Where is the genuis whoo was proclaiming that 90 % of Pakistan is polio free?

Syed | 7 years ago | Reply

All hail to brilliant administration , First we build No Go areas and now worried about the Polio cases . keep in mind we are combating with uneducated, Extremely emotional , Tribal Orthodoxies , its a War between state of minds.

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