The Americas are at risk of polio outbreak due to disruptions by the pandemic, experts say – CNN

A health care worker administers a polio vaccine to a child in Brasilia, Brazil, on October 17.

Health experts fear an outbreak of the polio virus in the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic due to a delay in vaccinations and surveillance.

Countries in the region must maintain polio vaccinations and surveillance during the pandemic to prevent an outbreak, according to experts at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

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