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Poliovirus confirmed in Karachi, Quetta and Kohat sewage samples

By News Desk

May 30, 2024 03:20 PM


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The National Polio Testing Laboratory has confirmed the Poliovirus in sewage samples of 3 districts of Karachi, Quetta and Kohat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

As per details, a total of 153 samples from 39 districts sewage samples have turned out to be polio-positive.

The sampling for polio testing was conducted from May 9 to 15 in five districts.

Polio has been confirmed in Karachi’s East Rashid Minhas Road, Machhar Colony sewage samples, sources said.

Sewage of Karachi’s Central Haji Mureed Goth also found polio positive.

The poliovirus found in Karachi’s sewage is genetically linked to the local strain whereas the polio virus found in Quetta's sewage is genetically linked to the Chamman strain.

The sewage of the Tausabad area of Quetta is polio-positive.

Kohat’s Faqirabad area sewage sample tested positive for poliovirus, with this being the fourth time this year that poliovirus has been detected in Kohat’s sewage.

The poliovirus found in Kohat’s sewage is genetically linked to the Peshawar strain.

Reporter: Babar Shahzad


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