Bauchi govt refutes resurgence of Wild Polio Virus.

Written by on January 11, 2022

The Bauchi State Government has dismissed as misleading reports insinuating that the state recorded 38 fresh Wild Polio Virus (WPV) cases.

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Rilwan Mohammed, gave the clarifications in a statement on Monday in Bauchi.

Mohammed dismissed the reports as misrepresentation of information, adding that the last WPV case was recorded in 2013 in the state.

The Chairman said that as part of the post-polio free certification activities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) directed member countries to scale up surveillance, strengthen routine immunisation and public health education to ensure total eradication of the virus.

Mohammed, therefore, urged media to verify facts before publication.

Seun Fakorede


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