Poliovirus detected in sewage samples from 2 cities in Pakistan

Polio virus has been discovered in sewage samples taken from Peshawar and Faisalabad, a source in the Ministry of Health Sciences has said, Express Tribune has reported.

WPV1 has been found in sewage samples collected from Peshawar and Faisalabad. The samples were taken on November 11.
65 polio sewage samples were discovered from around the country last year.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world where polio has not yet been eradicated. To formally eradicate the disease, a nation must be polio-free for three consecutive years. Nigeria was declared free from wild polio in August 2020

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