Polio spreads rapidly among children, especially in unsanitary conditions in underdeveloped or war-torn regions where health care access is limited. Photo: AFPPolio spreads rapidly among children, especially in unsanitary conditions in underdeveloped or war-torn regions where health care access is limited. Photo: AFP
Polio spreads rapidly among children, especially in unsanitary conditions in underdeveloped or war-torn regions where health care access is limited. Photo: AFP

Malaysian baby diagnosed with polio, in country’s first reported case in nearly 30 years

  • The three-month old boy tested positive for the disease after being admitted to hospital with a fever and muscle weakness
  • Malaysia was declared polio-free in 2000, after reporting its last known case of the disease in 1992
Topic |   Disease
Polio spreads rapidly among children, especially in unsanitary conditions in underdeveloped or war-torn regions where health care access is limited. Photo: AFPPolio spreads rapidly among children, especially in unsanitary conditions in underdeveloped or war-torn regions where health care access is limited. Photo: AFP
Polio spreads rapidly among children, especially in unsanitary conditions in underdeveloped or war-torn regions where health care access is limited. Photo: AFP
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