Two polio cases surface in day
KARACHI: Two polio cases surfaced in the country on Monday, with one in Karachi and another in Miranshah, a town of North Waziristan, ARY News reported.
The latest case in Karachi was reported from its area Gadap Town.
The health officials said the polio virus was detected in a one-and-a-half-year-old boy, who is resident of Gadap Town.
They said the parents of newly polio-inflicted child had refused to get polio drops administered to their child.
While another polio case was detected in Miranshah in a 14-month-old baby girl. Prime Minister Polio Cell confirmed that the number of polio cases has reached 61 in the country, with two new cases.
Last month, a seven-month-old child was found inflicted with polio in the same neighborhood – Gadap Town, where parents often refuse to get their children vaccinated against polio.
Gadap Town is enlisted as high-risk area for polio.