Sunday, April 03, 2005

Ethiopia Takes on Polio

Ethiopia on Friday launched an emergency campaign to immunize nearly 15 million children from polio amid fears of an outbreak of the disease after two cases were reported near the Sudanese border.

Some 100 000 volunteers and health workers will go house-to-house across the nation inoculating 14,7 million Ethiopian children under the age of five in the first part of the drive set to end on Tuesday, officials said.


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