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Peshawar polio case confirmed
 
 
 

ISLAMABAD - The National Institute of Health Laboratory has confirmed one type-1 polio case from Peshawar.Thus, the total number of polio cases countrywide in 2012 so far reached 57 (54 type-1, 2 type-3 and 1 mixture of type 1 and 3 WPV), as compared to 194 polio cases during the same time period last year. The total number of infected districts and tribal agencies is 28, as compared to 58 during the same period last year. This is the sixth polio case reported from Peshawar this year. The last polio case had onset of paralysis on October 18. Ammar, son of Hazrat Umer, is an eight-month old child having onset of paralysis on November 20. As per recall of the parents, the child has received 2 OPV doses.Out of total cases 20 cases were reported from FATA (11 from Khyber agency, five from Bajour and one each from Kurram, South and North Waziristan Agencies), 26 cases from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (one each from Dir Upper, Karak, Haripur, Shangla, DI Khan, Bunir and Kohat and 2 each from Torghar, Charsadda and Lakki Marwat and 3 each from Mardan and Swabi; and 6 from Peshawar); 4 from Sindh (one each from Mirpurkhas, Naushero feroz, Larkana & Hyderabad); 2 from Punjab (Jhang and Rajanpur); and 4 from Balochistan (3 from Quetta & 1 from Sherani), 1 case from Gilgit Baltistan (Diamir).

 
 
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