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First polio case confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

CHARSADDA: A first polio case of the year has been confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday.
According to reports, an 18-month-old child of Charsadda district, Arsalan, was tested positive for polio virus.
The officials of KP Health Department’s emergency response centre confirmed on Wednesday that the minor boy was tested positive for the polio virus in Charsadda’s Tehbana village. This is the first polio case detected in the province this year.
Fortunately, the boy diagnosed with the virus was administered the anti-polio vaccine earlier due to which it was determined that he will remain safe from physical deformities and will be able to lead a normal life, read a statement issued by the provincial health department.
“The polio virus had attacked the boy’s system but fortunately due to the presence of antibodies developed due to the vaccine, the boy has been able to have normally functioning limbs and move like any other child,” said health coordinator Mohammad Abid Khan Wazir.
He added that the boy’s parents are worthy of praise for cooperating with the centre’s polio teams during their vaccination drive due to which the boy was spared the crippling consequences of the disease which otherwise leaves children handicapped for life.