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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2010-000220
Country: UGA Uganda
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Date (YMD): 2010-10-20
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Comments: Barely a year after the World Health Organisation had declared Uganda polio free; on October 20th polio case was confirmed in Bugiri district, Eastern Uganda. A 2 year old child developed paralysis and 100 samples taken from the same area were positive for wild polio virus type 1 .Tests of samples done in South Africa found the virus to have been imported from the Turkana area in Kenya.
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