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Egypt to vaccinate after polio found in sewer

Egypt's Health Ministry will carry out a vaccination campaign for children in several Cairo areas after polio was recently found in the capital's sewage.

 

The World Health Organization says a wild polio virus was discovered in samples taken from sewage in the impoverished Cairo districts. The Egyptian Health Ministry's head of preventive medicine says the ministry will start vaccinating children under 5 in those neighborhoods on Feb. 3 and the campaign will then be broadened around Cairo. Egypt was declared polio free after its last case in May 2004, and no new cases have been reported since. (AP)