Polio hits 38 persons in Bauchi

At least, 38 cases of Mutant Polio Virus Type 2 (Cmpv2) has been reported in 12 local government areas of Bauchi State, in Nigeria’s northern region.

The affected local government included Toro, Warji, Darazo, Misau, Dambam, Zaki, Jamaare, Alkaleri, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, Katagum and Shira.

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA) confirmed the development.

Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, the executive chairman of BASPHCDA, said this at the weekend during the flagging off  vaccination exercise at Bayan Fada.

He added that the agency plans to vaccinatea total of 2,286,057 5-year-olds.

Rilwanu said inter/intra-state border synchronisation meetings between Bauchi-Jigawa-Kano, Yobe-Bauchi-Gombe-Bauchi were conducted.

He said WHO and UNICEF had catered for the implementation of DOPV strategy in all high-risk LGAs in the state.

The resurgence of the wild poliovirus in the country came after a few years of polio-free certification.

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