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Dreadful Polio Outbreak In Namibia – Need Immunisation Campaigns

by Medindia Content Team on June 8, 2006 at 11:56 AM
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Dreadful Polio Outbreak In Namibia – Need Immunisation Campaigns

Namibia's health ministry reports seven died of polio attack.

Since last 10 years this counted to the first case where the polio virus 1 of Wild Type was been proved to be responsible - preliminary report from a lab in South Africa reveals.

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Dr Kalumbi Shangula - permanent secretary said: Children below 5 years need to be immunized because about 34 people were admitted to hospitals in Windhoek.

The National Health, Emergency Preparedness and Management Committee planned to implement vaccination as well as mass education campaigns the health ministry. International agencies also promised to provide financial support and vaccines needed.

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