IHP news 482: Infectious diseases

By on August 10, 2018

Polio in Papua New Guinea

A third polio victim has been confirmed in PNG, with the WHO reporting an additional 55 suspected cases. Surveillance has been stepped up, but the vaccination coverage being far below the required level in many provinces, they are fears that the virus could emerge in populations which were inadequately immunized.

Measles Outbreak in the Americas

A measles outbreak that originated in Venezuela is now spreading throughout the Americas, threatening unvaccinated local and indigenous populations.

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