While it has virtually been eliminated, polio remains a threat to global health because as long as a single child remains infected, the virus can easily be spread into polio-free countries and unimmunized
He advised EOC KP Team to reach and vaccinate every child during campaign as wild poliovirus is still circulating in the region which could attack any unimmunized
Kamran Ahmed Afridi said, "virus targets unimmunized
children and all the five polio cases confirmed today were zero dose even for essential/routine immunization".
"Without urgent efforts to increase vaccination coverage and identify populations with unacceptable levels of under-, or unimmunized
children, we risk losing decades of progress in protecting children and communities against this devastating, but entirely preventable disease."
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The national immunisation drive in April was halted after attacks on polio workers which left at least five of them dead, leaving thousands of children unimmunized
. In the wake of April NID fiasco, 11 more children have fallen prey to the crippling virus, including three from Lahore, all of them polio vaccine refusals, adding to the overall year's tally of 17.
Of those, 47 cases were among unimmunized
patients and five were among patients with an unknown immunization history.
Although some improvement has seen in the past few years, the country still holds the largest number of unimmunized
children: 7.4 million.
The city health office is updating its record of unimmunized
children in case there is a disparity between the numbers of their target and accomplishment.
However, undetected cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 transmission for approximately 1-3 years indicates high likelihood that the emergence and circulation of VDPVs occurred among unimmunized
children residing in inaccessible areas.
individuals exposed to the droplets have a 90 percent chance of contracting the disease.