15th polio case detected

The 15th polio case was confirmed on Friday October 5th, in a 1-year old girl from East Sepik.

The one year old girl had paralysis of the left leg, associated with fever, headache and muscle pain and was confirmed to have contracted polio following lab test.

Based on genetic analysis, this case is linked to the ongoing polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea. 

To date, seven provinces have confirmed polio cases with one reported death. 

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