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Poliomyelitis - Democratic Republic of the Congo

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As of October 2018, genetically-linked circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 isolates were detected in two cases from Haut-Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first case was a 11-year old child who experienced onset of acute flaccid paralysis on 6 October. The second case was a 29-month old child who experienced onset of symptoms on 7 October, and is a known contact of the first case. The isolated viruses are a new emergence and unrelated to previously-detected cVDPV2s affecting the country. This is the fourth distinct outbreak of cVDPV2 detected in the...
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