Polio vaccine drive targets 41m African children as Nigeria battles outbreak

Polio vaccine drive targets 41m African children as Nigeria battles outbreak
 

Nigeria is racing to contain a polio outbreak in its north-east state of Borno, amid fears the virus could spread to neighbouring countries and set back global efforts towards eradication.
This week, the UN children’s fund, Unicef, launched an emergency vaccination drive in 18 states in northern Nigeria and neighbouring Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Central African Republic, to immunise more than 41 million children.
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation Read more Nearly 39,000 health workers will be deployed across the Lake Chad basin, where ongoing... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Health, Views: 38
Source: Guardian
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