The polio situation in Philippines |
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The polio situation in Philippines
Dr Pankaj Bhatnagar, WHO,  21 September 2019
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The polio situation in Philippines is summarized in the report below:The situation On 19 September 2019, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the re-emergence of polio in the Philippines and declared a national polio outbreak. This follows a confirmed Vaccine Derived Poliovirus Type 2 (VPDV2) case in a three-year old child in Lanao de Sur (Mindanao). Subsequently, another case of polio (strain to be confirmed) was reported on 20 September, and this time in a five-year-old boy from Laguna, br...
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