Polio Outbreak In Philippines Serves As Warning For Ukraine, Where Vaccination Coverage Low, UNICEF Official Says
Reuters: Philippines polio cases a warning for vulnerable Ukraine
“The first cases of the child-crippling polio virus in the Philippines for 19 years are a warning for countries such as Ukraine, where low immunity offers fertile ground for viral epidemics, disease experts say. Ukraine already has a big outbreak of measles. … ‘It’s like a time bomb. It’s ticking, and it could explode at any time,’ said Lotta Sylwander, head of UNICEF Ukraine…” (Kelland, 10/3).