Polio Re-emerges in the Philippines After Nearly Two Decades – Bloomberg

The Philippines has reported its first case of polio in almost two decades, prompting health authorities to declare an epidemic and mount a mass immunization drive.

A three-year-old girl from the southern province of Lanao del Sur was the first confirmed polio case in the Philippines since 2000, when the Southeast Asian nation was declared free from the infectious disease, the Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.

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