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Children infected with vaccine-derived polio in Ukraine

September 2, 2015

Two children have contracted circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 with accompanying paralysis in southwestern Ukraine, according to WHO.

“Discussions are currently ongoing with national health authorities to plan and implement an urgent outbreak response,” WHO officials wrote in a news release. “An outbreak response of internationally agreed standard, as adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015, requires a minimum of three large-scale supplementary immunization activities with an appropriate oral polio vaccine, to begin within 2 weeks of confirmation of the outbreak and covering a target population of 2 million children aged less than 5 years, and the public declaration of the outbreak as a national public health emergency.”

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