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Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official says.
Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are hampering global fight to eradicate polio, leaving children vulnerable to an entirely preventable disease.
Rotary Club says the World Health Organisation is confirming a third case of polio in Nigeria: a crippled toddler found in an area newly liberated from Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
An emergency polio vaccination campaign aimed at reaching 25 million children this year has begun in parts of Nigeria newly freed from Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
After accounting for more than 50% of all polio cases worldwide, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in 2015. The emergence of two new cases of polio has signaled a setback for the country that aimed to be polio free by 2017.
According to a Pakistani official negative polio samples represent a significant achievement, but complete eradication of the disease would require more consistent efforts.
A World Health Organisation expert panel has called for a shift in the kinds of vaccines used to fight polio, insisting full eradication of the crippling disease is within reach.
The World Health Organisation took Nigeria off the list of polio-endemic countries, hailing a "historic achievement" more than a year after the last recorded case of the disease in Africa's most populous nation.
Africa has not recorded any new cases of polio for a year marking a remarkable achievement, but the UN warned that it was not the end point yet for the crippling virus.
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More than five million children were vaccinated against polio in Niger last month, the UN says, adding that the number was higher than the target.
Health officials in eastern Nigeria say they have started to administer polio vaccines to children at military checkpoints in an attempt to stop the spread of the crippling disease.
After two polio cases in Nigeria, a new vaccination campaign aims to reach millions of children.
The re-emergence of polio is a setback, but Nigerians are determined to work with their neighbours to ensure that the current outbreak is stopped quickly.
Recently two new cases of polio were reported in Nigeria. This is a setback for a country that aimed to achieve polio free status by 2017.
Nigeria has been free from polio for the last year as a result of a successful vaccination drive - a significant accomplishment in the global effort to eradicate the highly infectious virus.
Nigeria celebrated the announcement by the UN health agency that polio is no longer endemic in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigeria to continue efforts to win certification as a polio-free country by 2017 after recording its last case in July last year, his office says.
Africa has marked one year since the last case of recorded polio, with the UN celebrating a key step towards eradicating the disease.
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