Karachi polio case 'Boy got virus in Mardan'
[Dawn] The 18-month-old boy suffering from polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
and living in Liaquatabad town acquired the virus from during a visit to relatives in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
, not Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, Dawn learnt on Wednesday.
Sources in the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that after observing the genome sequence of the virus, the authorities were convinced that the polio case belonged to Mardan and not Bloody Karachi.
"Though the child is a resident of Liaqatabad's union council 11, in view of the findings of WHO it would now be counted in the tally of Mardan," said the source.
"Two polio cases have already been reported in Mardan while no cases have been reported from Bloody Karachi this year. The number of polio cases in Sindh remains at four."
The senior polio coordinator for WHO said that the polio eradication initiative confirmed that 18-month-old SLearned Elders of Islamn, son of Abdur Rehman, was the 55th polio case reported all across Pakistain till Nov 21 this year. He said that the genomic sequence of the Bloody Karachi/Mardan case showed that the virus was from Khyber Pakhtunkwa and matched viruses from Charsada and Bajaur closely.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-30