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More Than 75 New Polio Cases Registered in Nigeria

by Kathy Jones on September 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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 More Than 75 New Polio Cases Registered in Nigeria

Even as health authorities in Nigeria struggle to bring down the number of polio cases in the country, a new report published in Xinhua reveals that 77 new polio cases have been registered across 10 states.

Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), said this Saturday at a polio sensitisation meeting in northern Sokoto state.

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Cases of the wild polio virus were prevalent in 209 wards in 30 local government areas across the country, Mohammed said.

He said President Goodluck Jonathan was fully committed to the total eradication of the disease from the country by the end of this year.

"Only Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan are currently harbouring the disease globally and this is a source of concern for all the stakeholders," he said.

Source: IANS
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