Polio cases continue to surface in children vaccinated for the disease. A fresh case of polio has been reported from a village in Peshawar – that of a boy of 15 months who was administered oral polio vaccine in July this year.
The Express Tribune
informs that the child, named Bilal, of Sangu village was confirmed having polio while his other twin remained healthy. Bilal was said to have been vaccinated for polio though is parents had refused to vaccinate their children last year.
With the identification of this case of polio, the number of polio cases reported from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reached 38. Earlier this month a child in Swabi district of the province was diagnosed with polio
despite regular vaccination throughout.
According to a report published in Natural News
, 78 percent of polio cases reported throughout the country in 2011 occurred in children who had been vaccinated for polio.