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    Ivory Coast: 37 cases of children paralyzed by polio recorded, a vaccination campaign scheduled for September 18 to 21 across the entire national territory
    21 hours ago
    © - Tuesday September 15th, 2020 - 12:43 AM

    Africa has won the wild polio virus battle, unfortunately the war on polio continues. Another type of poliovirus is still a threat as long as it continues to spread in several countries such as Côte d'Ivoire.

    Since November 2019, 37 cases of paralyzed children have been recorded in Côte d'Ivoire to date. The only way to completely eliminate the risk of having cases of polio-related paralysis is to give the vaccine to all children under 5 years of age.

    A campaign is planned this September and it starts on the 18th and ends on the 21st. Each vaccination round strengthens the protection of children who have been vaccinated and offers the opportunity to reach unvaccinated children.

    More than 5 million children are affected by this campaign initiated by the Ivorian government and its partners.

    Professor Aka Lebri announced this afternoon as a prelude to the launch of this vaccination campaign against the epidemic that the vaccine that will be used during this campaign is not the one found in health centers, but is a special vaccine.

    He therefore urged parents to have their children vaccinated to avoid contracting this crippling disease which is highly contagious.

    In addition to the 37 paralyzed children, 19 others suffer from polio, but they have the use of their legs. The Professor claimed that the 37 cases are hidden in the country. According to him, have found them in the cities of Aboisso, San-Pedro, Lakota, Daloa, Bouaké, Korhogo etc.

    While inviting the populations to reserve a warm welcome for the vaccine agents, he deplored that in Abidjan, precisely in the commune of Marcory, people refuse to vaccinate their children.


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    A positive polio case detected in Mankono

    Posted on Friday, September 18, 2020 | AIP

    Mankono - A case of poliomyelitis was detected in Mankono, following a diagnosis by the Institut Pasteur.

    This case is considered alarming by the Departmental Director of Health of Mankono, Kouamé Jean-Baptiste. He noted that a single positive case in a child would constitute a wave of epidemic that must be contained immediately.

    Appreciating the reopening of the vaccination campaign which begins on Friday, September 18, 2020 throughout the national territory, he invited the populations to vaccinate their children from zero to five years old to prevent any risk of epidemic in the region.

    “Polio is a debilitating disease, subjects have tested positive, including one in our department. Unfortunately, there is no medicine for polio, the vaccine remains the only weapon. That is why this campaign was initiated. All children without exception must benefit from vaccination to permanently eradicate the disease, ”he explained.

    Mr. Kouamé invites the populations not to close their doors to vaccine agents. This refusal would cause a new source of contamination, he warned.

    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela