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Cablegate: Yemen Polio Update: 179 Cases, "a Major Epidemic,"

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SANAA 001508

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO AMED
SUBJECT: YEMEN POLIO UPDATE: 179 CASES, "A MAJOR EPIDEMIC,"
SAYS WHO

REF: SANAA 1304

On May 31 UN officials announced that the number of polio
cases in Yemen has risen to 179, including 71 new cases in
less than a week. A vaccination campaign was launched on May
30 and should bring the outbreak under control, says the UN.
Dr. David Heyman, the World Health Organization's polio
chief, said the agency had anticipated a jump in cases. The
WHO called the Yemen outbreak a major epidemic on May 25,
when it said the number of polio cases had risen to 108. It
is investigating hundreds of more suspected cases.
Krajeski

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