WHO Official Confirms First Death In PNG Polio Outbreak, Calls For Widespread Vaccination

The Guardian: Boy dies of polio in first fatal case in Papua New Guinea outbreak
“A boy has died from polio in Papua New Guinea in the first fatal case since an outbreak of the disease in June. The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the boy died in Enga province, one of 14 confirmed cases across the country…” (10/1).

Xinhua News: First death confirmed in PNG polio outbreak
“…Speaking at the launch of a nationwide vaccination campaign on Monday, World Health Organization (WHO) country representative Luo Dapeng told local media that with no cure, it’s imperative that every child under 15 should be vaccinated…” (10/2).

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