WHO discovers polio virus in Egypt
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WHO discovers polio virus in Egypt

WHO discovers polio virus in Egypt

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF have discovered polio in Egypt for the first time in eight years, Daily News Egypt has reported. The virus was discovered during a routine environmental survey, in which sewage samples are regularly tested by the WHO to monitor the spread of disease, said Sona Bari, the WHO spokesperson for polio eradication. "The wild polio virus was discovered on January 19 in the Greater Cairo area," Bari said, adding that the government dispatched emergency response teams the next day to investigate population immunity and start vaccinations.

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