One more polio case in Karachi


Karachi: One more polio case was reported in Karachi, said Additional Secretary Health Sindh Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi on Wednesday.

Dr Solangi said new case of polio was reported in one-year-old girl Fatima, daughter of Mehmood Gul who was admitted in Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) on 11-12-2013. He said PI virus was reported in the girl, a residence of Gadap Town Karachi.

He said total 84 polio cases were reported in Pakistan last year, out of them 08 cases in Sindh province, 06 in Punjab, 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 60 cases detected in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). No case was detected in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan in 2013.

He further said 58 polio cases were reported across the country in the year 2012.

According to official data 08 polio cases were reported in Sindh province in 2013, 04 in 2012, 33 in 2011, 27 in 2010, 12 in 2009, 18 in 2008, 12 in 2007, 12 in 2006 and 5 in 2005.

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