Emergencies preparedness, response

Poliomyelitis in Indonesia - update 10

8 July 2005

22 new polio cases were confirmed in Indonesia, bringing the total number of cases to 122. The new cases are from West Java province.

Recently confirmed cases in Sumatra and Central Java occurred outside the area where two emergency vaccination campaigns were held on 31 May and 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. Sumatra 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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