25 polio infections detected since outbreak declared in PH

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MANILA, Philippines — A total of 25 polio infections have been detected in the Philippines since an outbreak of the debilitating disease was declared in September 2019.

According to Dr. Wilda Silva, program manager of the Department of Health (DOH) immunization program, 16 of the total infections are deemed “polio cases” or those patients that already have permanent disabilities.

“Since September 2019 until June 2020, we have a total of 25 polio infections, 16 of these polio infections are polio cases. So ano po yung kaibahan nun? Kapag sinabi nating polio cases, these are already patients with permanent disabilities,” Silva said in an online media forum Friday.

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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