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World Malaysia Plans to Vaccinate Overseas Visitors to Combat Polio

09:21  15 december  2019
09:21  15 december  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Malaysia will vaccinate overseas visitors in the country in a bid to prevent the proliferation of infectious diseases, state news agency The ministry also plans to give additional vaccinations to all children below the age of five in Sabah, Noor Hisham said. The Academy of Medicine Malaysia says

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(Bloomberg) -- Malaysia will vaccinate overseas visitors in the country in a bid to prevent the proliferation of infectious diseases, state news agency Bernama reported, citing Ministry of Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah.

a hand holding a cellphone: MANILA, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 14: A community health worker shows a vial of an oral polio vaccine, during a mass vaccination campaign to combat the resurgence of the polio virus, at a slum area on October 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines is aiming to vaccinate over 9 million children after the country's health department announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World Health Organization declared the country free of the infectious disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque has blamed poor immunization coverage and lack of proper sanitation and hygiene as the cause of the resurgence of the disease. The Philippines has been struggling to regain the publics trust in vaccines since 2017, when it was discovered that a dengue vaccine manufactured by French firm Sanofi could cause health risks to people who had not previously had the disease. Recently, the country declared a dengue epidemic after hundreds have died of the mosquito-borne disease. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)© Photographer: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images AsiaPac MANILA, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 14: A community health worker shows a vial of an oral polio vaccine, during a mass vaccination campaign to combat the resurgence of the polio virus, at a slum area on October 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines is aiming to vaccinate over 9 million children after the country's health department announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World Health Organization declared the country free of the infectious disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque has blamed poor immunization coverage and lack of proper sanitation and hygiene as the cause of the resurgence of the disease. The Philippines has been struggling to regain the publics trust in vaccines since 2017, when it was discovered that a dengue vaccine manufactured by French firm Sanofi could cause health risks to people who had not previously had the disease. Recently, the country declared a dengue epidemic after hundreds have died of the mosquito-borne disease. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

The health ministry will seek cooperation from Unicef to get subsidized vaccine supplies and plans to work with the Philippines to secure less expensive treatments, Bernama cited Noor Hisham as saying. Some 20% to 30% of overseas visitors, especially in the Borneo island of Sabah and Sarawak, enter the country without screening, raising concerns about their vaccination status, according to the report.

Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years

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Polio , or poliomyelitis , is a crippling and potentially deadly disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body). Polio can be prevented with vaccine .

Vaccination policy refers to the health policy a government adopts in relation to vaccination . Vaccination policies have been developed over the approximately two centuries since the invention

Malaysia confirmed last week its first case of polio in almost three decades, sparking fears that the disease is spreading across the region after the Philippines declared an epidemic in September. A test by the World Health Organization found that the virus, detected in a three-month-old boy in Sabah, is linked to the one found in the Philippines.

The Southeast Asian country is now embarking on an aggressive immunization drive to prevent the virus from spreading further, and the health ministry has issued public notices to encourage parents to inoculate their children. The ministry also plans to give additional vaccinations to all children below the age of five in Sabah, Noor Hisham said.

The Academy of Medicine Malaysia says vaccinations should be mandatory and that sanctions should be imposed for unreasonable non-compliance, the Malay Mail reported.

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