Sep 25, 2012

Experts fear four polio cases in Tharparkar.

MIRPURKHAS: The WHO and the provincial health department rushed to a village in Tharparkar the area to collect samples as they feared at least four children have been apparently detected with polio virus. 

Sources in health department said that the children aged between three to six years residing in Jinan Junejo village, UC Mahrano of district Tharparkar, have apparently signs and symptoms of polio and feared that the water being consumed by villagers was contaminated. The suspected polio patients were identified as Majeedan, 3, Uzma, 4, Shahjahan, 4 and Hakim Ali, 6. All belong to Junejo tribe in the village. As the report about the suspect polio cases spread, the officials of health department as well WHO reached the area and collected samples from blood of affected children and sent the same to Islamabad laboratories for final confirmation of the polio disease.

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