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    Source: https://www.africanews.com/2021/02/2...ases-of-polio/

    Cameroon detects 2 cases of polio
    By Rédaction Africanews
    Last updated: 3 hours ago

    Cameroon has launched an awareness campaign among the population after two cases of polio were detected in Yaounde, health officials said Thursday.

    "The response consists of sensitizing communities for the observation of hygiene measures, intensification of routine immunization, and epidemiological surveillance," Dr. José Shalom Tchokfe, head of the Ministry of Health said.

    Two cases of type 2 poliovirus were detected in environmental samples in the district of the Cité verte in Yaounde, health minister, Manaouda Malachie said in a statement Monday...
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