Polio virus linked to Islamic Republic of Pakistan found in Egypt

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  1. afako

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    Pakistani health officials have called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.

    A joint statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef stated that two sewage samples from Cairo were analysed and found to resemble a recently discovered strain in the city of Sukkur :rofl:, reports The Dawn.

    Though Egypt has been polio-free since 2004, authorities there have ordered the immediate vaccination of all children under five years of age in the areas where the samples were found.

    Polio cases in Pakistan have risen sharply in recent years, hitting 198 in 2011, the highest figure for more than a decade and the most of any country in the world, according to the WHO.

    Unicef''s acting chief of polio unit, Michael Coleman said the incident reinforces the urgent need of all caregivers across Pakistan to vaccinate children under five years of age against polio through the nearest health facility or through campaign vaccination teams.

    Pakistan is one of only three countries where polio remains endemic, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria. UN agencies suspended work on a nationwide campaign to inoculate children against the highly infectious disease after nine health workers were murdered in a string of attacks in the northwest and Karachi in December last year.

    Polio virus linked to Pakistan found in Egypt

    Congress B*itches are giving Easy Visas to these Contaminated Dudes!
     
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    Decklander New Member

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    Yet another virus let loose by Pakistan on the world
     
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    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    India is at the risk of getting this virus from Pakistan. On arrival vaccination can not ensure 100% cover from this virus. It has to be inside the body for longer time to activate active immunization.

    Govt. of India must stop any Pakistani coming into India especially kids. Or make sure on their visa application or visit to Indian embassy they give them vaccination rather on arrival at our borders.
     
  5. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    There should be an international ban on Pakistani travellers who travel without Polio, MMR and other common vaccinations. They are a dangerous epidemic. India should also take steps and ask the travellers to India to show certificates showing that they are immunised.
     
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    Terrorists and Viruses seems to be major Exports of land of pure.
     
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