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see poliomyelitispoliomyelitis
, polio,
or infantile paralysis,
acute viral infection, mainly of children but also affecting older persons. Historically, there were three immunologic types of poliomyelitis virus, but two of three types of the wild virus have been eradicated;
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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.
Polio 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 vaccine.
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.