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Polio

Polio is an illness that causes sudden weakness / lameness of the limbs and sometimes death in children. The polio virus can be passed easily from one person to another. The polio virus affects mostly children below 5 years.

Prevent Polio

Polio can be prevented by immunisation with polio drops at birth, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks, 18 weeks and 5 years of age.

How do you know It may be polio?

Community Participation

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For further information, please contact your nearest hospital, primary health care centre or clinic


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