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The Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service have announced the outbreak of Polio at Chereponi in the Northern Region.

Speaking to GBC’s Radio Ghana, the Director of Public Health at the Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie said the National Polio Laboratory alerted both Institutions of a confirmed case of Poliomyelitis through a sample of a two year old girl with Acute Flaccid Paralysis at Andonyama, a suburb of Chereponi.

Dr. Sarkodie said the case is currently being managed at the Chereponi District Hospital.

He said in order to prevent the outbreak from escalating, a national team has been deployed to assist the Regional and District teams to carry out detailed investigations.

Dr. Sarkodie said there will be massive vaccination at Chereponi and its environs as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the disease.

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