Malawi declares polio outbreak, WHO says


  • World
  • Friday, 18 Feb 2022

FILE PHOTO: boy receives polio vaccination drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Sanaa, Yemen February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Malawi's health authorities have declared a polio outbreak after a case was detected in a young child in the capital Lilongwe, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

This is the first case of wild poliovirus in Africa in more than five years, the WHO said in a statement.

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