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  • #46
    Re: Nigeria: 2011/2012 Polio cases

    Source: http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2012/12/13/...polio-vaccine/

    WHO to compel Nigerians going abroad take polio vaccine print
    Published on December 13, 2012 by pmnews

    From May 2013, Nigerians travelling abroad would be compelled to take the oral polio vaccine before leaving Nigeria, Dr Ray Nihar, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in Kaduna today.

    Nihar said at the monthly review meeting of traditional rulers in Kaduna State involved in polio eradication campaign that WHO would issue a standing recommendation to all nations under the International Health Regulations...

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    • #47
      Re: Nigeria: 2011/2012 Polio cases

      Source: http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2012/12/29/...ases-of-polio/

      Nigeria reports eight new cases of polio print
      Published on December 29, 2012 by pmnews

      Eight new cases of wild polio virus have been reported in Nigeria’s north western state of Kebbi, according to Hajiya Saudatu Abdullahi, the manager of National Programme on Immunisation in the state

      The new cases increase to 10 the polio virus incidents in the state.

      Last October, Anna Jones, UNICEF Information Consultant reported two cases.

      A report on the activities of the programme signed by Adbullahi, made available to NAN in Birnin Kebbi showed that wild virus had also been uncovered in Aliero, Augie, Birnin Kebbi, Bagudo, Yauri Local Government Areas while two types of the virus were recorded in Gwandu Local Government Area alone...

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      • #48
        Re: Nigeria: 2011/2012 Polio cases

        From Polio this week - As of 09 January 2013
        http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb...ary%202013.pdf

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        • #49
          Re: Nigeria: 2011/2012 Polio cases

          Latest case was reported with onset on november 24 2012: see previous post.

          Nigeria Records Zero Case of Polio in Two Months

          01 Feb 2013

          Speaking with journalists in Abuja yesterday after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, the Director General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Ado Mohammed, said the committee on the eradication of polio had stepped up its efforts to totally eliminate the disease from the country in the next two years.

          “What we told the president is that in the last two months, Nigeria has not recorded a single case of polio. What this means is that no child has been paralysed in Nigeria in the last two months. This is a major achievement,” he said.

          “Secondly, we also shared with the president the global good analysis which is done by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which shows that the population immunity has increased in Nigeria from 50 per cent to 80 per cent. What this means is that even if the polio Virus finds itself in any location, it may not be able to paralyse a child and even if it paralyses a child, other children in those places would be secured. Population immunity has improved,” he said.

          More: This Day Live
          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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          • #50
            Re: Nigeria: 2011/2012 Polio cases

            FCT records fresh outbreak of type one wild polio

            on FEBRUARY 21, 2013

            Abuja – Three months after a reported case of wild polio in Jahi village, a community in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), another case has been confirmed in Kabusa, Lugbe, FCT, an official said.

            Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, the Executive Secretary of the FCT Primary Health Care Development Board, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, that the case of two and a half-year old Abubakar Usman was reported to the board two weeks ago during the immunisation plus days.

            Mohammed told NAN that Usman had a case weakness of the limbs and samples were taken to Ibadan for test, a confirmation of the result was out on Feb. 18.

            “In December, we had the first case of polio positive and the second case was also positive, so we have three cases in three months.

            More: Vanguard


            FCT = the Federal Capital Territory;the home of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria

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            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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            • #51
              Re: Nigeria: 2011/2012 Polio cases

              Further reports on polio in Nigeria in this thread:

              Nigeria - Polio cases in 2013

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              “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

              ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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