Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Poliomyelitis in Indonesia - update 7

1 July 2005

On 30 June 2005, 1 new polio case was confirmed in Indonesia, bringing the total number of cases to 66. The new case is the first from Lampung Province on the island of Sumatra. The 3-year old girl had onset of paralysis on 4 June.

Both this case and a previous case from Central Java are from outside the area where an emergency 'mop-up' campaign was held from 31 May to 2 June, covering the provinces of West Java, Banten and Jakarta, to reach 6.4 million children under the age of five years. A second round of vaccinations was completed on 29 June.

A large outbreak response immunization targeting 78,000 children aged less than five years was held from 26 June around the case in Central Java. Lampung and Central Java will be included in the next phase of the large-scale immunization campaigns which will start from August.

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