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UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

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The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in ChadBy MARIA CHENG AP Medical WriterSeptember 2, 2020, 9:17 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African continent free of the wild polio virus.In a statement this week, WHO said two children in Sudan — one from South Darfur state and the other from Gedarif state, close to the border with Ethiopia and Eritrea — were paralyzed in March and April. Both had been recently vaccinated against polio. WHO said initial outbreak investigations show the cases are linked...