Sep 9, 2012

77 new polio cases found in Nigeria.

SOKOTO, Nigeria, Sept. 8 -- At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been recorded in 10 northern states in Nigeria, a top government official said on Saturday. 

The executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Ado Mohammed, disclosed this in northern Sokoto State at a polio sensitization meeting with 35 northern emirs.

The existing cases of the wild polio virus were prevalent in 209 wards of 30 local governments of the nation, Mohammed told his audience.