Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Six Polio Vaccinators in Kano
[Premium Times]Gunmen on Friday morning shot about 6 polio vaccinators in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
(MANILA, Philippines) — Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country’s first outbreak in nearly two decades, and announced plans for a massive immunization program. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said authorities confirmed the new case in a boy from Laguna province south of Manila after samples were found positive for the polio virus. Health officials declared a new outbreak Thursday after confirming the disease in a 3-year-old girl in southern Lanao del Sur province. They said the polio virus has also been detected in sewag...
Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades and announced plans for a massive immunization program
[Ghanaian Times] About 989,558 children under five years, in the Greater Accra Region, have been vaccinated, following the polio virus outbreak in Agbogbloshie last month.
CONCLUSION: Despite the negative propaganda by social media, the coverage of vaccination by the public healthcare providers was near optimal in phase 1, which shows the strength of the public health system in this rural area of southern India. In accordance with the modern technology, public health policymakers should think about and plan information education and communication activities. PMID: 31529972 [PubMed - in process]
The Philippines recorded its second case of polio on Friday, as it prepared to vaccinate millions of children against a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago.
The Philippines health department on Friday confirmed it had detected a second case of the polio virus this week, as the virus re-emerges in the country 19 years after it was declared polio free.
The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago, a top official said on Friday.
The Philippines has reported its first case of polio since it was declared free of the childhood disease 19 years ago, dealing a blow to the campaign to eradicate it.
The country was declared free of the disease almost two decades ago.
The country ’s health secretary said that government scientists had confirmed one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and were looking at another suspected case.