Senegal has seen 14 cases of polio since February, local media reported Wednesday, and the country announced the elimination of polio several years ago.
Analysis suggests that the resurgence of polio in Senegal may be linked to lower vaccination rates in neighbouring countries. In addition, new cases have occurred in Mali, C?te d’Ivoire and other countries of the Economic Community of West African States.
Polio, commonly known as poliomyelitis, is an acute infectious disease caused by poliovirus, which is common in children under 5 years of age, especially infants and young children. If not treated in a timely manner, patients will have serious and irreversible sequelae.