ISLAMABAD: The UN Children`s Fund, Unicef, warned on Tuesday that Pakistan stands in the way of global eradication of polio and could potentially be the last reservoir worldwide of the crippling disease.
The three countries where polio is still endemic - Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan - are conducting aggressive immunization campaigns to vaccinate more children against the disease. Experts say with India now polio-free and the total number of cases at the lowest level ever, this is an opportunity to change history and irradicate the disease entirely.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1: The emergence of four new cases of polio (type-I wild virus) has showed that the federal government`s campaign has failed
CONSIDERING the fact that standing water after monsoon downpours provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, including those that transmit the dengue virus, this is the right time to review measures to combat the infection. Dengue fever is a global threat; the World Health Organisation says that 2.5 billion people may be at risk from the virus.
WASHINGTON: The race to end AIDS has picked up momentum in the past two years as scientific advances offer new hope of halting the spread of the disease nearly three decades after the epidemic surfaced.
epaper.dawn.com/ArticleText.aspxRAWALPINDI, Jan 13: A woman died of swine flu at the Holy Family Hospital on Wednesday night.
Dr Javed Hayat, the in-charge of the infectious diseases unit at HFH, confirmed that Saeeda was diagnosed with H1N1 swine flu virus and died at the hospital last night. She was a resident of Mungoot in Gujar Khan.
The patient was brought to the hospital last week with the complaints of fever and flu.
KARACHI, Dec 9: With the health authorities claiming to be intensifying the polio vaccination campaign, another polio case was detected in the city on a second consecutive day on Thursday.