By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 13 March 2014:
The National Centre for Prevention of Disease is launching a new nationwide polio immunization campaign for . . .[restrict]children up to six-years of age. It begins on Saturday and ends next Thursday, 20 March.
“The immunisation campaign against polio beginning on Saturday will take place in a number of hospitals and medical centres around the country,” Abdilrahman Sa’oud, told the Libya Herald.
There had been no known cases of polio in Libya since 1991, he said, but the campaign was continuing to prevent an outbreak.
There were concerns because sources of infection were relatively near, he said, mentioning Chad and Niger, and there were large number of migrants moving from sub-Saharan Africa into Libya “We’ve seen a number of African countries that could potentially transfer polio to our country.”