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Another polio case surfaces in Karachi  

KARACHI: A polio case was detected in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi on Thursday, bringing the total number of children affected by the crippling disease to three in Sindh province in 2019.

Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio in Sindh also confirmed that the third polio case was reported from Gulshan-e-Iqbal town of Karachi.

So far, a total of three children have been affected by the virus in Sindh province out of which two were reported from Karachi and one from Larkana.

A six-month boy, Abdul Nasir, who was a constant refusal about polio vaccination, has fallen victim to the poliovirus in Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s UC 12 in Karachi.

The families’ refusal from administering anti-polio vaccines not only put their children in danger of getting polio, but also to others.

EOC Coordinator said refusals against vaccination had led to another polio case in Pakistan. According to the child’s father, grandmother and uncle, the child developed a low-grade fever on 28 April 2019 and went for the consultation to MAMJI Hospital in Gulberg.

Fever was followed by weakness of both lower limbs on April 29.

Sindh has three polio cases in 2019, one from Larkana and two from Karachi. The countrywide polio cases count is now 17 this year.

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