Israel to launch limited active polio virus campaign in south

An article from Reuters
August 4, 2013
Israel to launch limited active polio virus campaign in south

 

August 4, 2013 -- Israel said on Sunday it was launching a campaign to administer the active polio vaccine to children in its southern region after tests detected at least 1,000 carriers of the virus in that area, though none were found to be ill with the disease.

The Health Ministry said it was recommending that children born after January 2004, but not younger than two months, report to publicly-funded clinics to be administered oral drops of a weakened active virus vaccine beginning on Monday.

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