Eighteen years after Papua New Guinea was declared free of polio, WHO warns of a new outbreak in that country.

Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Position:WORTH NOTING - Brief article
 
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Eighteen years after Papua New Guinea was declared free of polio, WHO warns of a new outbreak in that country. The disabling disease, which causes irreversible paralysis and has no cure, has been detected in several children in the Morobe province and is believed to be circulating due to its highly contagious nature. The last previous case of the virus was diagnosed in 1996. As a result, only 61 percent of the children in the province have received the...

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