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Madagascar: New mass vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis




A third vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis in the Island started on Monday and will extend till Friday.
 
Over 4.3 million Malagasy children under five years are concerned. In June, eight children with the polio virus were recorded.
 
As a reminder, nearly 25% of children are not immunized in the country according to the latest estimates. In 25 years, the number of polio cases dropped sharply by almost 99%. The Malagasy authorities want to eradicate poliomyelitis by the year 2018.



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