Polio is a highly infectious disease that affects children under 5 years of age. The disease was only found in 3 countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan) at the beginning of 2014 but it somehow reached Syria which prompted the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon, along with the UNICEF, to launch national polio immunization campaigns.
We haven’t had any Polio case affecting a Lebanese child yet it is very important that all children be vaccinated as there’s no cure for Polio once a child is infected. The first immunization campaign ends tomorrow and there’s another one from November 8 till November 22 so make sure you vaccinate your children if you haven’t done so yet.
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