Laos To Distribute 500K Polio Vaccine Doses After Boy’s Death From Virus
Xinhua News: Polio death draws 500,000 vaccine dose response in Laos
“Half a million doses of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) will be distributed to at-risk groups in Laos as health authorities respond to the dangers posed by the virus. The virus is responsible for the death of an eight-year-old boy in the province of Borikhamxay earlier this month, the first polio death in the South-East Asian nation since the 1990s…” (10/19).
Xinhua News: Feature: Polio death in Lao renews int’l effort to eradicate polio around world
“…Speaking to Xinhua’s Vientiane Bureau, [China’s Hongwei Gao, UNICEF country representative for Laos,] said the death was a reminder that every child must be immunized to prevent polio and other potentially fatal or debilitating illnesses…” (Cleary, 10/17).
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