Saturday, 26 September 2015

Polio eradicated from Nigeria


Nigeria has been declared free of transmission of polio, leaving just two countries in the world where the virus is still regularly spreading: Pakistan and Afghanistan.


The World Health Organization announcement means that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, which was the last country in Africa with regular, ongoing transmission of the virus.

All the same, three years without cases are required before being declared polio free.

Source- NBC News

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