A health worker gives a child a free dose of polio vaccine during a government-led mass vaccination programme in Quezon City. Photo: Reuters

Third confirmed polio case reported in the Philippines

  • The patient is a 4-year-old girl in Maguindanao province who was brought to hospital on September 26 after she suffered a sudden onset of paralysis
  • The Department of Health announced on September 19 that polio had re-emerged in the Philippines, 19 years after the WHO declared it disease-free
Topic |   The Philippines

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A health worker gives a child a free dose of polio vaccine during a government-led mass vaccination programme in Quezon City. Photo: Reuters
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