Two new polio cases discovered in Sindh, tally reaches 27
The Sindh Emergency Operations Centre for Polio confirmed two recent polio cases in the province on Friday that increased the toll to 27.
According to a statement by the EOC, a 96-month-old boy from Kambar tested positive for the polio virus. The child did not have regular immunization but parents said he had seven doses of the vaccine against polio.
The EOC said the child had already died (not by polio), and a touch sample was used to create the case for polio.
In Dadu the second case for polio was registered. After facial muscle weakness a 24-month-old boy at UC Drigh Bala tested positive for the virus.
The boy was given more than seven doses of the polio vaccine according to parents. The EOC said the investigation was under way in regards to both children’s vaccination status.
Apart from the two cases above, a 42-month-old boy in Sujawal also tested positive for the virus, the EOC further reported.
The boy received the polio vaccine in more than seven doses, his parents claimed.
Across the country, the total number of polio cases has totalled 139, the EOC mentioned.