Wild polio virus in Pakistan


Abdul Salam

Awaran Kulli.

Wild polio virus is one of the sensitive viruses that attacks the nervous system. Children the than 5 year old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group. Unfortunately, Pakistan is the most affected country by the pilio virus among other countries. Polio virus is still endemic in three countries, Pakistan Nigeria and Afghanistan and is eradication from the rest of the world. Pakistan is considered as (WPV) with highest number of polio outbreak among countries. Since in Pakistan there are 70 WPV cases reported in 2020 so far while the total number of cases reported in 2019 cases remains 147. Eight WPV positive environmental samples were reported five nights Balochistan one in Islamabad and two in Punjab. It is requested to theĀ  government to eradicate the polio virus from the country and bring the country in a great path.



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