Peru: More on the polio case [Video]

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In a follow-up on the polio case in Peru, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) offered more details on the case and timeline:

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Peru notified the PAHO on March 21 of a confirmed case of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1). The case is a 16-month-old male, belonging to an indigenous community in the Manseriche district in the Datem del Marañón province of the Loreto department, with no history of vaccination or travel history before the onset of symptoms.

On 27 December 2022, the case went to a district health center due to persistent fever, on 28 December was referred to the Loreto Regional Hospital, and on 29 December presented with paralysis in the lower limbs for which fecal samples were collected that were sent to the regional reference laboratory for polio, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – Fiocruz in Brazil.

On 21 March 2023, the Peru National Institute of Health …

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