A health expert, Michael Oguntoye, said a new case of circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus CVDPV had been recorded in a child at Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Oguntoye, Member, Joint Committee of Rotary Club, Kwara state, stated this while addressing a news conference in Ilorin, as part of activities to mark the 2021 World Polio Day.
The doctor, an expert in Epidemiology and Public Health, said that the affected child has had zero routine immunisation.
He said that cVDPV was not as virulent as wild polio virus, noting that it can still cause paralysis in children.
In his welcome address, the President of President POP Kwara, Rotary Clubs Rick Oladele said that the last case of wild polio virus in the state was reported in 2010.
He therefore appealed to residents to ensure they vaccinate their wards and children against polio.