Polio outbreak recorded in Chereponi!

Polio outbreak recorded in Chereponi!
Source: Ghana|myjoyonline.com
Date: 23-08-2019 Time: 10:08:21:am
File photo: Vaccination remains the main form of polio prevention

Polio outbreak has been confirmed in Chereponi in the Northern region, the first in Ghana for over a decade.

The Ghana Health Service said in a statement, a sample of the highly infectious disease was taken from a girl aged two years and eight months.

The Health Service called the case a “Public Health Emergency of National Concern” and announced the deployment of teams from Accra to assist the regional and district teams.

It also expects to start a vaccination exercise in and around surrounding Chereponi districts soon.

Polio affects children usually under five years.  The disease attacks a person’s nervous system which could cause permanent paralysis.

Poor sanitary conditions are a major boost to the spread of the disease. 

Press Release - Polio Outbreak