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Poliomyelitis outbreak, Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, september 2010-february 2011

  • 2011/08/01
Type de publication
  • Articles
  • Le Menach A
  • Llosa AE
  • Mouniaman-Nara I
  • Kouassi F
  • Ngala J
  • Boxall N
  • Porten K
  • Grais RF.
  • Autres

On November 4, 2010, the Republic of the Congo declared a poliomyelitis outbreak. A cross-sectional survey in Pointe-Noire showed poor sanitary conditions and low vaccination coverage (55.5%), particularly among young adults. Supplementary vaccination should focus on older age groups in countries with evidence of immunity gaps.