Philippines confirms second polio case as outbreak declared two decades after disease was eradicated –

A mother watches as a health worker administers a polio vaccine during an anti-polio campaign in Manila on Friday CREDIT: TED ALJIBE/AFP

An outbreak of polio has been declared in the Philippines, with cases confirmed in two children almost 20 years after the country eradicated the incurable childhood disease.

On Thursday, health officials reported that a three-year-old girl had contracted polio in the southern province of Lanao del Sur, announcing a massive vaccination drive in response.

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