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Nigeria: 38 Cases of Polio Recorded in Bauchi

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38 cases of mutant polio virus, type 2 (Cmpv2) have been reported in 12 local government areas of Bauchi State, the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), has said.

Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, the Executive Chairman of BASPHCDA unveiled this in Bauchi when he launched the vaccination initiative  against the virus at Bayan Fada.

As indicated by Mohammed, the impacted nearby government regions are Toro, Warji, Darazo, Misau, Dambam, Zaki, Jamaare, Alkaleri, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, Katagum and Shira.

The executive chairman clarified that the targeted demographic for the vaccines are children under 5 years, with a sum of 2,286,057, focusing on that the immunizations up to this point was at 2,367,450.

Rilwanu expressed that they directed entomb/intra-state border synchronization gatherings between Bauchi, Jigawa, Kano, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Bauchi.

As indicated by him, WHO and UNICEF had catered for the execution of DOPV technique in all high-hazard nearby government regions in the State.

The resurgence of the polio infection in the nation came following years of being polio-free.

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