SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT – Uganda at risk of a polio outbreak.

SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT – Uganda at risk of a polio outbreak.

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The Ministry of Health says Uganda is at risk of a polio outbreak following the influx of refugees from South Sudan.

 

The Deputy Manager of Uganda Immunization Program Dr. Henry Luzze says the ministry is set to embark on mass immunization of children in camps along the Uganda-South Sudan border who have fleeing from the warring country.

 

Dr. Luzze adds that the ministry is also set to scale up injectable polio vaccine which is a comprehensive approach to eliminating all polio disease.

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