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Nigeria to be 24 Months Free of Polio in August – WHO

Nigeria to be 24 Months Free of Polio in August – WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria would be polio free by August 2018. Dr Igbu made this known to the Newsmen on the sidelines of a workshop on integrated disease surveillance and response on Wednesday in Calabar. “Nigeria would have been 24 months free of indigenous polio virus in the country, if no case was reported. “Nigeria is doing very well in the fight against poliomyelitis in the country,” he said. The expert noted that polio reporting system was very strong in Nigeria and the last polio case that was recorded in the country was in August 2016. According to him, WHO had trained community personnel that quickly report any condition that looked like polio or any of the diseases on Federal Government watch list to the appr