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Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea launches comprehensive outbreak response to CVDPV detection

Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative Country: Papua New Guinea
Government launches emergency measures to prevent children from lifelong paralysis. The first of four large-scale immunization campaigns is set to kick off in Papua New Guinea next week, following last month’s confirmation of a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). More than 2900 health workers, vaccinators and volunteers have been mobilized to vaccinate almost 300 000 children under 5 years of age in Morobe, Madan

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