Africa Closing In On Polio-Free Certification While Number Of Cases Rises In Pakistan
The Telegraph: Africa on track to be declared polio free but cases rise in Pakistan
“Africa is on track to be declared polio-free within the next couple of months, the head of the World Health Organization’s polio initiative has said. … This good news is tempered by the fact that the virus is still present in Pakistan and Afghanistan — the last two countries to report cases of the wild virus. There have been 27 cases of the disease in Pakistan this year, compared to 12 in the whole of 2018. And there have been 10 cases so far in Afghanistan…” (Gulland, 7/2).