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Six Suspected Polio Cases Discovered In Nimba, Says Dr. Bowah
By S. Kannay Ziamo, LINA Nimba County Correspondent
GANTA, October 13 (LINA) - The Head of the Nimba County Health Team and Chief Medical Officer of the county, Dr. Collins Bowah, says six suspected polio cases have been discovered in the county.
Speaking during the dedication of a surgical theatre at the Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center in Saclepea, Dr. Bowah said health workers in the county discovered the cases recently during a polio immunization campaign in the county.
He said samples that were taken from the six children from different locations in Nimba have been sent for laboratory test in Monrovia with results expected soon.
According to Dr. Bowah, the six kids were already paralyzed between July and September this year.
Dr. Bowah said the discovery of this crippling disease is worrisome for the county in particular and the country in general.
He wants citizens work with the county health team by reporting any strange health-related occurrences in their communities, emphasizing that it is the only way health workers in the county can effectively serve them.