Polio virus present in Balochistan

Saturday 18 March 2017 a week ago 42   Quetta   Print

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Report  Web desk : QUETTA: Children in Balochistan province are at a risk of contracting the polio virus after its traces were found in environment samples from three districts including Quetta, Pishin and Qila Abdullah. In view of the situation a province wide anti-polio campaign will be carried out on March 20 where Ulema will support the government. During the campaign the anti-polio vaccine will be administered and injected to children aged till five. The efforts of anti-polio teams bore fruit as no cases were reported from the province this year. Pakistan remains among the only three polio-endemic countries of the world. (01)