KHYBER AGENCY - First case of poliovirus in 2014 was detected in Khyber Agency when one-year-old child was declared polio positive in Akakhel area of tehsil Bara, sub-division of Khyber Agency, a health official informed on Monday.
Sharing the details, In-charge Anti-polio Cell Khyber Dr Wazir Akabr said that one-year-old Shamsullah son of Aadat Khan, Mass khel, Bara has been declared polio infected after his complete tests were conducted in Islamabad.
Three anti-polio drops had been administered to the boy but in spite of it he was found polio positive. The appearance of recent polio case is a question mark on the campaign being carried out by the health department and the local tribesmen demanded forthwith emergency plan to restrain the crippling disease in the area. It is important to mention here that in 2013 total number of polio effectees were 19 among which 16 were from Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency.