Pakistan Recognizes Seven Cities With Poliovirus Presence

Four cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been reported to have cases of the poliovirus, according to the authorities. Peshawar, Bannu, Nowshera, and Swat sewage samples were collected for the test. Sewage samples from Islamabad and Rawalpindi have also contained polio. Additionally, 13 confirmed cases of polio in North Waziristan and one in Laki Marwat have been recorded by federal authorities.

Pakistan has confirmed the poliovirus’ presence in seven cities. However, the results from a number of other cities where polio environmental samples were taken have not yet been made public. In seven cities, Pakistan has confirmed the presence of the poliovirus. Earlier, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif spoke on the phone about the fight against polio.

Prime Minister Shehbaz and Bill Gates chatted over the phone about Pakistan’s social and medical issues. According to PM Shehbaz, the Pakistani government is committed to eradicating the deadly disease throughout the country and he thanked the BMGF for its support. Bill Gates expressed his worry about the increase of polio cases at the time and promised to keep supporting initiatives to eradicate the illness from the country.