Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Poliomyelitis in Indonesia - update 13

25 August 2005

As of 24 August, 5 new cases were reported in Indonesia, bringing the total number of cases to 225. The affected provinces are West Java, Central Java, Banten, Lampung and Jakarta.

The onset of the most recent wild polio virus cases were on 29 July 2005 in West Jakarta city and Brebes district, Central Jakarta.

Preparations are underway for the first Nationwide Immunization Day (NID) to be held on 30 August, targeting 24.4 million children less than 5 years old throughout the country. A second NID is scheduled to take place on 27 September 2005.

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