Pakistan to be Last Place Where Polio Will Exist: WHO

by Sheela Philomena on  April 26, 2014 at 9:40 PM General Health News
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Pakistan would be the last place where polio will exist, concludes a brief of a WHO meeting.
 Pakistan to be Last Place Where Polio Will Exist: WHO
Pakistan to be Last Place Where Polio Will Exist: WHO

The brief was released post a meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) that was held in the first week of this month in the World Health Organisation's headquarters at Geneva.

The meeting concluded that Pakistan, which currently stands at the top in the last three polio endemic countries in the world for housing big wild poliovirus (WPV) reservoirs, will be the last place on earth in which polio exists, Dawn News reports.

An official quoted the report as saying the current situation in Pakistan is a powder keg that could ignite widespread polio transmission.

The report added that if the current trend continues, Pakistan will be the last place on earth in which polio exists.

The SAGE meeting was held in wake of the resurgence of polio cases in the polio-endemic countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan, the report adds.

Source: ANI

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