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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Third case of polio recorded in Nigeria

Three weeks after two fresh cases of Polio disease was recorded in Borno state, another case has been recorded in Munguno, still in Borno state. According to the World Health Organization, a crippled toddler has tested positive to the polio virus.

The agency says activities of Boko Haram members have hampered the effective immunization of children in the North East region.

WHO fears that the cases of affected children may increase in the coming weeks and month. According to findings by WHO, the virus has been circulating undetected for five years and cannot be won until the war against Boko Haram members is effectively won.

Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima last month said the inaccessibility of some of the communities in the state by health workers to administer polio preventive vaccines to children from December 2013 to end of 2015 as well as the earliest part of 2016, opened the state to a re-emergence of the viral disease.

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