CNN Reports On Polio Case In Venezuela
CNN: Polio re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication
“A child has been diagnosed with polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified polio-free since 1994. The diagnosis comes as Venezuela, with an estimated population of 31.3 million, experiences political and economic turmoil, resulting in a humanitarian and health care crisis. … The Venezuelan child with polio is two years and 10 months old and first experienced paralysis on April 29, according to the PAHO statement…” (Pozzebon/Scutti, 6/11).