Polio Ravages Nigeria As Bauchi Records 38 Fresh Cases
The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA) has recorded 38 confirmed cases of circulating Mutant polio Virus Type 2 (Cmpv2) in 12 local government areas.
The Executive Chairman of BASPHCDA, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, stated this in Bauchi over the weekend when he flagged off the vaccination exercise against the virus at Bayan Fada.
He said the affected LGAs included Toro, Warji, Darazo, Misau, Dambam, Zaki, Jamaare, Alkaleri, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, Katagum and Shira.
The chairman said the target population during the vaccination exercise remained under 5 years with a total of 2,286,057 as the vaccines so far received stood at 2,367,450.
Rilwanu said inter/intra-state border synchronisation meetings between Bauchi-Jigawa-Kano, Yobe-Bauchi-Gombe-Bauchi were conducted.
He said WHO and UNICEF had catered for the implementation of DOPV strategy in all high-risk LGAs in the state.
The resurgence of the wild poliovirus in the country came after a few years of polio-free certification.