Polio detected in Chereponi

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A polio outbreak has been
confirmed in Chereponi in the Northern region, the first in Ghana for over a
decade.

A statement issued by the
Ghana Health Service said a sample of the highly infectious disease was taken
from a girl aged two years and eight months.

Describing the case as a “Public Health Emergency of National Concern”, the GHS added it has deployed teams from Accra to assist the regional and district teams.

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