Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Poliomyelitis in Indonesia - update 5

20 June 2005

On 20 June 2005, five new polio cases were confirmed in Indonesia, bringing the total number of cases to 51. Two of these cases are from Bogor district, one from Cinajur and one from Sukabumi, all in the province of Jawa Berat. The most recent of these new cases had onset of paralysis on 28 May, before the immunization 'mop-up' campaign held on 31 May to 2 June. The fifth case is from Demak district in Jawa Tengah, a hitherto unaffected province and outside the area where the 'mop-up' campaign was held .

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