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Papua New Guinea: WHO Confirms 26 polio cases

26 Jan, 2019
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SINCE the outbreak of polio in Jun 2018 in PNG, there have been 26 confirmed cases affecting children in nine provinces.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative Dr Luo Dapeng, the last case was confirmed in a 11-month-old male child from Angoram district, East Sepik Province on Dec 7, 2018.

“Out of the 308 suspected acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) or suspected cases, only 26 confirmed cases were found,” he said.

This entry was posted on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 10:51 am and is filed under Latest News.

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