Faisalabad contains polio virus
ISLAMABAD: A source in the Ministry of Health stated that the polio virus was discovered in sewage samples taken from Peshawar and Faisalabad.
Sewage from Peshawar and Faisalabad contains WPV1. Three pumping stations in Faisalabad have sewage that contains the polio virus. According to the sources, samples for the polio test were collected from Peshawar and Faisalabad on November 11 and afterwards verified.
34 environmental samples from this year have tested positive for polio, 22 of which were from K-P and nine from Punjab.
This year, there was one case of polio each in Sindh and Islamabad.
65 polio sewage samples were discovered throughout the nation last year. By the end of 2023, the anti-polio program will have 100 environmental sites, up from the existing 84.
This year, there have been 20 instances of polio reported, with 17 of those cases coming from North Waziristan, one from South Waziristan, and two from Lakki Marwat.