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Adamawa announces 4 polio cases



The Adamawa State Authorities has introduced 4 new circumstances of Polio virus within the state.

The Govt Chairman of Adamawa State Main Healthcare Growth Company (ADPHCDA), Dr. Sulaiman Bashir, made the announcement at a information briefing within the state capital, Yola, to mark the 2021 World Polio Day.

“Though, 99.9 per cent of Polio has been worn out with the oral polio vaccine, in uncommon circumstances when sufficient kids are usually not reached, different types of the virus will proceed to flow into,” Dr Bashir stated.

He added that although Nigeria was licensed a wild polio-free nation on August 25, 2020, the state lately recorded 4 new circumstances.

“Sadly, 4 circumstances of Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus kind 2 ( CVDPV) had been reported in Adamawa, One case in Gombi and three circumstances in Yola South Native Authorities Space,” he stated.


Our correspondent reviews that the state first introduced in August this yr that it had famous one case of the polio virus.

Bashir stated throughout the Monday briefing that to beat the issue of polio virus unfold, two rounds of polio vaccination marketing campaign which included outbreak response with the NOPV2 vaccine had been performed within the state.

He reaffirmed his company’s dedication to proceed working with stakeholders in any respect ranges to make sure vaccination of each baby.

Confirming the 4 recent circumstances in Adamawa, the state coordinator of the World Well being Organisation (WHO), Dr Semeeh Omoleke, stated, “Nigeria is presently dealing with outbreaks of Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus and 4 circumstances had been confirmed in Adamawa.”

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