Egypt plans new polio vaccination after virus detected in Cairo
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Egypt plans new polio vaccination after virus detected in Cairo

Egypt plans new polio vaccination after virus detected in Cairo

Egypt's health ministry has announced it is to carry out a vaccination campaign for children in parts of Cairo, after polio was found in the capital's sewage, the Associated Press has reported. The ministry will start vaccinating children under 5 in the districts of Ezbet el-Haggana and Dar el-Salam on February 3, prime minister Hisham Qandil told the news service. The campaign will be broadened around Cairo in the first week of March, he added.

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