A Somali child receives a polio vaccine in this 2013 file photo. Photo: APA Somali child receives a polio vaccine in this 2013 file photo. Photo: AP
A Somali child receives a polio vaccine in this 2013 file photo. Photo: AP

Polio outbreak in Sudan caused by live virus in oral vaccine, World Health Organisation says

  • Sudan’s cases are linked to an ongoing vaccine-derived outbreak in Chad detected last year that is also spreading in Cameroon
  • In rare instances, the live polio virus used in the oral vaccine can mutate into a form capable of sparking new outbreaks

Topic |   Disease
A Somali child receives a polio vaccine in this 2013 file photo. Photo: APA Somali child receives a polio vaccine in this 2013 file photo. Photo: AP
A Somali child receives a polio vaccine in this 2013 file photo. Photo: AP
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