New polio strain caused by vaccines, says expert

A health worker immunises a child at Kiswa Health Centre IV in 2018. PHOTO/RACHEL MABALA 

What you need to know:

  • Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, the director of Uganda Virus Research Institute says  the virus was discovered by their scientists a few weeks ago during a routine surveillance.

Just 12 months after being declared polio-free, the Ministry of Health has announced a fresh outbreak of the crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease.


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