Dangerous polio strain detected in NWA.
MIRANSHAH: The detection of dangerous poliovirus P1 in a child of the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) has raised concern among the health authorities. According to details, type P1 virus has been detected in a nine-month-old child of Datakhel area of NWA.
Health authorities noted that due to the creation of hurdles by the tribal people in the anti-polio vaccination, spread of poliovirus on a large scale was feared in FATA.
The health authorities also said that the three-day anti-polio vaccination campaign would kickstart in FATA, except North and South Waziristan agencies, from Monday (today). Due to security threats more than two hundred thousand children of NWA and SWA would remain deprived of the vaccination.