New polio cases in Pakistan alarms WHO
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over emergence of new polio cases in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, where around 150,000 children have reportedly not been immunized against the deadly virus.
At least eight cases have been detected in Khyber agency this year, one from Tirah and seven from Bara town, Dawn News reported.
Khyber agency is the only area in Asia having both the polio virus 1 and 3 types.
Zabia, the 23-month-old daughter of Noor Jan, a resident of Akakhel area of Tirah, has become the latest case recorded in the region.
Zabia did not receive any dose of the oral polio vaccine, as the area where she lives has not been visited by any medical team since September 2009 due to fear over terror attacks.
The WHO said spread of the virus will continue unabated as long as anti-polio programmes continue to miss a significant number of children, either due to insecurity or poor quality health campaigns.
Read More: Bara Gaon | Bara | Bara Sidhpur | Bara Pind | Bara Jodh Singh | Gehri Bara Singh | Chandausi Bara Bazar | Bara Bazar Shikohabad | Ratanpur Bara | Bara Biku | Bara Daulatpur | Shahpur Bara | Tulsi Bara | Bara Dixit | Bara Bazar | Bara Mota | Bara Balgona | Bara Mahesh] | Kalagechhia Bara | Bara Gokul Nagar
BJP WAS NEVER A CONSTRUCTIVE OPPOSITION - SHUKLA
May 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM
MINUS SCAM THE UPA REPORT CARD IS BIASED JAVADEKAR (NNIS Exclusive)
May 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM
MANY MORE MILES TO TRAVERSE PM
May 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM