Papua New Guinea confirms poliovirus outbreak, launches response

A child is protected from lifelong polio paralysis through OPV vaccination. Picture: WHO

PORT MORESBY, 26 JUNE 2018 (POST COURIER/WHO) — The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday confirmed that the strain of poliovirus first detected in a child from Morobe Province in April is now circulating in the same community. The one confirmed case is a 6-year-old boy […]

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