Philippines polio outbreak: Department of Health confirms 17th polio case

Feb 18, 2020

Another child has been reported to have polio in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 17. The Department of Health has been implementing mass vaccination campaigns among communities. CNN Philippines The current polio outbreak results from persistently low routine immunization coverage, and poor sanitation and hygiene.The on-going outbreak of vaccine derived polio viruses is also considered a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). UNICEF Situation Report #15 


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