Islam Abad: Polio virus has been confirmed in sewage water collected from 4 totally different locations together with Karachi.
The Nationwide Institute of Well being in Islamabad has confirmed the presence of sort 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in sewage water.
On this regard, it was knowledgeable that on August 17, a pattern of sewage in Muhammad Khan Colony in Kemari space of Karachi has examined constructive for wild polio virus. That is the second constructive sample in Karachi this 12 months.
The WPV1 virus is assessed as a part of the YB3A cluster and is 99% genetically associated to the virus detected in an environmental pattern in Nangarhar Batikot, Afghanistan on March 1, 2023.
This comes after the current polio vaccination drive within the district from August 7 to August 13. Accordingly, the whole variety of constructive environmental (sewage) samples in Pakistan for 2023 is now 21.
The opposite three samples have been from Peshawar’s Shaheen Muslim City, Yusufabad and Tajabad and Hayatabad 1 and a pair of. These are the ten constructive samples recorded within the district this 12 months.
All the viruses are categorized as a part of the YB3A cluster and are genetically associated to the virus discovered within the Might 16, 2023 polio case in Behsud, Afghanistan.