By Tonia Okereke
The Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed has said the state has recorded 38 confirmed cases of circulating Mutant Polio Virus Type 2 (Cmpv2) in 12 local government areas.
Mohammed made the disclosure in Bauchi over the weekend when he flagged off the vaccination exercise against the virus at Bayan Fada.
He listed the affected LGs to included Toro, Warji, Darazo, Misau, Dambam, Zaki, Jamaare, Alkaleri, Ganjuwa, Bauchi, Katagum and Shira.
He explained that the target population during the vaccination exercise remained under 5 years with a total of 2,286,057 as the vaccines so far received stood at 2,367,450.
Rilwanu said inter/intra-state border synchronisation meetings between Bauchi-Jigawa-Kano, Yobe-Bauchi-Gombe-Bauchi were conducted.
He said WHO and UNICEF had catered for the implementation of DOPV strategy in all high-risk LGAs in the state.
The resurgence of the wild poliovirus in the country comes after a few years of polio-free certification by WHO.