Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Trending on kff Subsidies Marketplaces Enrollment

At Least 25 Children Infected With Wild Polio Virus In Northern Nigeria

At least 25 children in northern Nigeria have been infected with wild polio virus this year, according to an official, the country’s Premium Times reports. WHO Consultant on Vaccine Security and Logistics Bolaji Buari “said this on Friday at Tegina town in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State … during the commencement of the 5th round of Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) in the state as part of effort[s] to stem the scourge,” the newspaper notes (6/14). “He said among the states found with new cases of the wild polio virus, Borno State has the highest number with 10 cases while Niger State and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has the lowest with one case each,” the Nigerian Tribune adds (Oladipo, 6/15).