Poliomyelitis, Yemen -- update

June 2005
Weekly Epidemiological Record;6/3/2005, Vol. 80 Issue 22, p194
The article reports on the cases of poliomyelitis in Yemen. The Ministry of Health of Yemen confirmed an additional 71 cases, bringing the total number of cases associated with this outbreak to 179. The outbreak was reported on April 22, 2005. Currently, 11 governorates are known to be affected by the outbreak. The rise in the number of cases underlines the urgent need to conduct high-quality immunization campaigns to rapidly boost population immunity levels. As part of this effort, on 30 May 2005, the Ministry of Health launched a nationwide immunization campaign, to reach all of the country's children under the age of 5 years with polio vaccine.


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