Somalia: Polio Virus Spreading in Mogadishu.
A number of new polio cases have been reported in Mogadishu in the past week, sparking concerns that the outbreak of the disease may be spreading, Radio Ergo reported Wednesday (June 19th).
More than 20 children infected with the virus were admitted to the hospital in the past week, according to Doctor Lul Mahmud Mohamed, head of Mogadishu's Banadir Hospital.
"The hospital has been admitting on average two children every day affected by polio virus. Some of them have not been vaccinated and some were vaccinated but not in the proper way," Mohamed said.
A case involving a 20-year-old man has also been reported, indicating that adults are also at risk of infection.
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