KARACHI: The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio (EOC) in Sindh on Saturday confirmed three more polio cases in the province, taking the total viral disease cases of 2019 in Sindh to 27 and two in 2020.
A spokesperson for EOC Sindh said a 96-month-old male from Kambar has been tested positive for the polio virus. He belongs to a family of farmers. The child had no routine immunization but parents claimed he had got seven doses of the polio vaccine. It may be noted that the child had already expired (not from polio) and the polio case was established through contact sample.
The second polio case was reported from Dadu where a 24-month-old male in UC Drigh Bala has been tested positive for the polio virus after he had weakness in facial muscles. The victim’s father is a laborer and according to the parents claims, he had received more than seven doses of the polio vaccine. Investigations into both the children’s vaccination status is ongoing. The spokesperson further said in 2020, two cases had been reported from Sindh, taking the total cases toll in Pakistan to four this year. The 42 months old male child belongs to district Sajawal, UC Koti and his right lower limb is affected. According to parents, he received 7+ doses of the polio vaccine.