domingo, 6 de setembro de 2015

Ukraine: UNICEF launches vaccination campaign to fight polio cases

The who had announced on Wednesday having registered two cases of contagion, two children 10 months and 4 years paralyzed by the disease, which affects the nervous system.

The responsible World Health Organization Ukrainian, Dorit Nitzan, remember, "for every child with paralysis there are about 198 to 199 children infected but without presenting the more severe symptoms of paralysis. These children can spread the virus to play with other kids and being in contact with other people ".

According to the experts, the reappearance of the virus must first of all to the low levels of vaccination in the country, while only 14% of children under 1 year of age are immunized.

The head of UNICEF in Ukraine, Dragoslav Popovic, says, "we need to immediately launch a campaign in the affected area, probably next week. And from there we're ready to immunize every child in Ukraine ".

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