He said that with addition of these new cases, the figure of reported polio
cases reached at 60 for current year, out of which 45 cases have been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa only.
A female polio
worker was gunned down and another sustained injuries in April this year when armed assailants opened fire on a polio
team in Chaman.
Officials claim a reluctance on the part of parents to immunize children against polio
is in the main reason behind the spike in the number of polio
cases in Pakistan this year.
Similarly, a girl in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was also tested positive for the polio
virus, suggested reports, taking the total polio
cases in the north-western province to an alarming 45 this year.
A female polio
worker was gunned down and another sustained injures on April 25 2019 after gunmen opened firing on polio
team at Chaman.
is a fatal, disabling disease that can be transmitted through the fecal-oral route.
According to District Commissioner Saleh Saeed, the campaign will run from the August 26 to August 28, during which polio
drops will be administered to 18.5 million children.
He said eradicating polio
worldwide was a Rotary-driven initiative, adding that the organisation had commitments toward making every child polio-free globally.
'The child affected by polio
virus, was denied administering anti-polio drops by the teams during the campaign', the sources said.
He said YouTube had removed 33 and Twitter 15 links related to anti polio
The campaign against Polio
started across Pakistan on April 22.
The arrests were made after a series of videos went viral on social media claiming polio
drops have poisoned children.