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Friday, August 12, 2016

Wild Polio Breaks Out in Nigeria After 2 Years Of No Single Case

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Thursday confirmed an outbreak of wild polio virus in Borno State after Nigeria had been polio free for about two years.
Oyewole said the outbreak had affected two children from Gwoza and Jere Local Government Areas of the State.





He said: “Our overriding priority right now is to rapidly boost immunity in the affected areas to ensure that no more children are affected by this terrible disease.”
The Minister has, therefore, directed the deployment of an national emergency response team comprising government and partners to Borno State for immediate and robust polio vaccination campaign, targeting eligible children to prevent the spread of the virus locally and internationally.

“The Federal Ministry of Health through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency with the support of partners, including WHO and UNICEF, are conducting detailed risk analysis to clearly ascertain the extent of circulation of the virus and to assess overall levels of population immunity in order to guide the response.

“An an immediate response, about one million children are to be immunized in four local government areas in Borno State.

“Children in adjoining states of Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe will also be immunized, bringing the number to about five million in the four states”, he stated.
Prof. Adewole reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to achieving a polio-free Nigeria and assuresd the general public that this outbreak will be controlled as soon as possible, adding that government will provide the needed resources to contain it.


He, therefore, called on other states and local governments to redouble their efforts by safeguarding their territories from importation of the virus by providing the required leadership and ensuring accountability among healthcare workers and other stakeholders.




22 comments:

  1. OlaGold (add up 58BF8F56 for 18-24k raw gold dust and bar)12 August 2016 at 09:12

    Oh Not again

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  2. Clueless govt that can't protect its citizen shame on u buhari

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  3. I am SHOCKED! Not really.

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  4. Apc will come and blame jona again on this, every sector in Nigeria is failing, dats to show dat the govt is really failing.

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  5. God please protect our children

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  6. It is well. God cover your children from this disease

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  7. Ever since buhari took over power, all hell has broken loose... Negative things that never happened in years pass, starts happening. Even in the olympics, his change era was able to change white litmus water to green.

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  8. Is APC associated/affiliated to bad luck?

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  9. One step forward two steps backwards. This is not good at all.

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  10. Mimi....#inyhurface#12 August 2016 at 12:27

    Americans and their evil schemes again ...its well ..our children are covenant children

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  11. This is so sad. Previous government worked hard to eradicate polio. Thank God Ebolla dint start from the north
    God help us. Prayer for nigeria in distress

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  12. This is so sad. Previous government worked hard to eradicate polio. Thank God Ebolla dint start from the north
    God help us. Prayer for nigeria in distress

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  13. Mtcheww!!! If it was under GEJ 's administration, you can't hear dis kind of story. This current administration is just cursed.

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