Poliomyelitis Outbreak,Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, September 2010–February 2011
Published Date:Aug 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(8):1506-1509.
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Republic Of The Congo
Description:On November 4, 2010, the Republic of the Congo declared a poliomyelitis outbreak. A cross-sectional survey in Pointe-Noire showed poor sanitary conditions and low vaccination coverage (55.5%), particularly among young adults. Supplementary vaccination should focus on older age groups in countries with evidence of immunity gaps.
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