Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea reaches capital Port Moresby


First case confirmed in the capital which is preparing to host high-level Apec summit

An outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea has reached Port Moresby, with the first case in the nation’s capital prompting an emergency vaccination campaign.

A six-year-old boy from the capital’s Five Mile settlement was confirmed as infected after laboratory tests were conducted in Australia.

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