Dangerous Polio Strain Spreads to China From Pak: WHO

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    Dangerous Polio Strain Spreads to China From Pak: WHO

    A deadly strain of polio has spread to China from Pakistan and travelers to and from Pakistan should be fully protected by vaccination, the World Health Organisation today warned countries ahead of the Hajj season.

    "Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) genetically linked to virus currently circulating in Pakistan has been isolated in China," the WHO said here.

    The WHO rates as 'high' the risk of further international spread of WPV from Pakistan, particularly given the expected large-scale population movements associated with Umrah and the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage in the coming months.

    Pakistan is affected by nationwide transmission of WPV1, and is the location of the only wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) case in Asia in 2011.

    As on September 13, Pakistan had reported 84 cases, compared to 48 cases for the same period in 2010, it said.

    In 2011, supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs) in Pakistan have been inadequate in quality in key high-risk areas. In security-compromised parts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and in particular in Khyber agency, upwards of 200,000 children have been regularly missed during SIAs conducted during the last two years, the WHO noted.

    In addition to challenges relating to reaching children in insecure areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, significant operational challenges continue to mar the quality of SIAs in accessible areas of Khyber and in other key transmission areas of the country, notably in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh.
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    major percentage of pakistani minor population suffers from lack of basic facilities and threat from disease and extremism. when they will grow up in such circumstances they are bound to become over assertive and aggressive leading to more crime rate and extremism in pakland. educated ones thrive for better life and board a flight to usa with a placard written death to usa. i foresee more pakistanis picking up arms but there are big chances that direction may turn inward and they tart killing communities which they think exploited them or have caused this to them and nation. things like somalia may happen but in frontier regions only.
     

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