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Another polio case detected in Sindh

February 5, 2020

KARACHI:The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for polio in Sindh has confirmed one new polio case for the year 2020, taking total tally of Sindh to 03 and Pakistan to 08.

Spokesperson EOC Sindh said a 40 months old female child resident of UC Jamal in Kashmore District has been affected by polio with weekness in both lower limbs, and the date of onset was 16-01-2020. According to parents he had received 7 doses of OPV and an investigation is ongoing into these claims.

The National EOC and Sindh EOC have started to fight back to get polio eradication on track and reverse this trend. The first step was the successful Dec NID followed by a case response in January and yet another campaign will be conducted in February.

He said efforts and delivery of quality campaigns over the next few months will bridge the immunity gap that will lead to significant decrease in intensity of virus transmission in 2nd half of 2020.

He explained that current risk to our children is very real and while it is our job to deliver these vaccines at the doorstep, caregivers must also step up and protect their children through vaccinations.

The National EOC and Sindh EOC urged parents to ensure immunization of their children both in routine as well as the special campaigns planned by the programme during next few months.

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