WHO Announces Africa Likely Polio Free After Massive Effort in Nigeria

Maria Perez
Aug 25, 2019 - 9:11
WHO Announces Africa Likely Polio Free After Massive Effort in Nigeria

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Africa is on track to being declared polio free after three years without a documented case of the disease.

In a press release on August 21, the WHO announced three years have passed in Nigeria without a case of wild polio detected, saying the achievement is a “major milestone.” The last recorded case of the poliovirus was in 2016. Nigeria is the remaining country in Africa currently battling polio infections, but if there are no more cases found in the next few months, the continent is on track to become polio free by...

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