The shocking return of polio to Malaysia after 27 years

All that is needed is a vaccine to eradicate the crippling polio disease, which has made a comeback in Malaysia after 27 years. — AP

The report that a three-month old boy from Tuaran, Sabah was admitted to the intensive care unit with poliomyelitis or polio, was shocking.

This was the first reported case in 27 years in Malaysia. The last documented case was in 1992 and the last outbreak was in 1977, with 121 cases due to wild polio.

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