Reducing the polio epidemic in Aceh

KOMPAS/HENDRA TO SETYAWAN

Children receive polio vaccine at main emergency response post, Sentani, Papua on Tuesday (3/19/2019). The administration of the polio vaccine for this is to prevent the spread of the polio virus.

The plague of health problems continues in the country. From the Covid-19 pandemic, acute kidney disorders in children, to the unusual emergence of polio.

The polio case occurred in a seven-year-old boy in Pidie District, Aceh. He was never vaccinated and was infected with wild polio virus type 2. According to a rapid survey by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 26 families of Pidie, only 8 out of 33 children received the complete oral vaccination. polio vaccine.

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