PNG polio outbreak reaches 25 cases

Since the outbreak was confirmed, an army of health workers has been deployed to provide vaccines, which consist of three rounds of droplets. Picture: RNZ

The number of confirmed polio cases in Papua New Guinea has risen to 25.

The Polio Eradication Organisation said three new cases were reported last week in East Sepik and Enga provinces.

Since the outbreak was first discovered in Morobe in June, one child has died.

A nationwide vaccination campaign supported by the World Health Organisation is underway.

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