Deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar that is at 'crisis' point will trigger an outbreak of POLIO because aid workers are now focused only on the 'medieval disease', researcher warns



The deadly plague epidemic in Madagascar that is at 'crisis' point will trigger an outbreak of polio, a researcher warns.
Dr Derek Gatherer from Lancaster University fears aid workers will so focused on the 'medieval disease' they will forget nationwide efforts to prevent polio cases.
He told MailOnline: ‘It could derail the polio vaccine campaign, which would be a setback for eradication. 
'If [the] Madagascan health service is bursting at its seam coping with plague, then getting the polio vaccine programme running to plan will be something of a challenge.’ 
At least 171 people have died... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Health, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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