Health authorities have actually identified 3 cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry stated Friday, simply months after a significant UN vaccination operation.
Polio kids victimsExperts from Niger, the World Health Company and the UN’s kids company UNICEF have actually currently shown up in the location to examine.
Polio is an extremely contagious viral illness which generally impacts young kids and can lead to long-term paralysis. There is no remedy and it can just be avoided through immunisation.
In April, UN health employees immunized more than 5 million kids in Niger versus the illness consisting of almost 42,000 kids in refugee camps in the Lake Chad area where Niger borders with Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.
Niger authorities state most cases discovered in the nation are imported from neighbouring Nigeria, from where lots of people have actually gotten away the attacks of Boko Haram jihadists.