Polio cases are reported in Gilgit-Baltistan-UNICEF
August 10, 2011 Leave a comment
Gilgit (GB Times): There has been a surge in the number of child polio cases reported in Pakistan this year, despite massive immunization campaigns that reached nearly 9 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today.
What is most worrying are the indications that the disease is spreading into new areas. One case was reported this year from Gilgit-Baltistan, an area considered polio-free for years. Where as most of the cases were recorded in Baluchistan, Sindh and NWFP.