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Polio Spreads to Ethiopia
By Steve Baragona
A polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa has spread to Ethiopia.
An 18-month-old child in the Warder district of Ethiopia is the country’s first polio case since 2008.
Warder district is just across the border from Somalia, where 108 polio cases have been reported this year.
Carol Pandak heads Rotary International’s polio eradication program.
“It’s not surprising that the virus is spreading. This area has been considered high risk because of its proximity to Somalia," said Pandak.
A Somali refugee camp in Kenya has also seen 12 cases of the paralyzing disease this year.
The outbreak began in Somalia in May, when a two-year-old girl came down with the disease, the country’s first since 2007.
But this strain of the virus did not originate there, Pandak says.
“That virus comes from West Africa. And so, we need to deal with the remaining endemic countries because that’s where the virus originates. And so, you have to deal with both at the same time," she said.
Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the last three countries where the polio virus is still endemic.
Don’t make peoples laugh by arguing that a
Region which the so called Kilil
President and the Head of the Agazi Bandits are multi Millionare,
and which recently contributes for more than 6 Millions Birr, for the Building of the Dead Crime Minister Memorial Center,is unable to finance the anti Polio Vaccination
Campaign .Where the hell has gone the medical assistance given by the UN and other agencies .Most of the times
chiped to the same Kilil (Tigrai).
By the way ,Malaria
desease is also spreading in the country .
This is certainly man made, we now know that. How is it all of the sudden it appears. At the same time the so called shady foreign organizations declared, they are doing Polio, tetnus vaccines when there is none occured in Ethiopia for the past many years, and all of the sudden appeared?
Stop killing our people!!!!
Let’s vaccinate as much as possible. Make sure who manufactures the vaccine and ask for sample from the indicial batch.
Reason is the Aid’s outbreak was caused when they made Polio Vaccines from monkeys liver instead of the traditional. The Company has yet to provide a sample which by law they should have.
War is fought in many ways. Be careful and God Bless all Ethiopians.
EXACTLY WHAT SHARIA MUSLIM PROTESTORS WANT…
ISLAMIC SHARIA COURTS IN NIGERIA BLOCKED POLIO IMMUNIZATIONS, WHICH CAUSED NEW POLIO CASES IN AFRICA, AND NOW INTO ETHIOPIA FROM SOMALI REFUGEES.
Where is the authoritarian EPRDF/TPLF regime with the booming economy hoopla to take care of this disease once pervious Ethiopian governments succeeded eradicating?
We only keep looking at the piles of EPRDF/TPLF regime lies revealing itself.
It is time to save our children from this deadly disease. All medical professionals specially pediatricians residing in the diaspora need to pack up and head to their native land at once. No need to waste time. Enough already with the talk. It is time to walk the walk.
Please do not re re brodcast so called news from the voa, which is propaganda from CIA now rebroadcast by Nazret. This is bad for our Ethiopia
Thank you for giving me opprtunity to express disappointment of mine and my wife.
If Meles is still around, this would not have happened. He eradicated many other ailments including Polio before he marched into heaven last year. Meles was elected as a leader by open and fair elections not once but more than three times. Meles was to me the 2nd coming of a Messiah!!! He was the best communicator who ever lived on this green earth. He did not liberate single-handed just Tigray but the whole of Africa. I really missed him. Ethiopia has missed him. The entire Africa and the poor of the world are missing him!!! A respected elderly from the Great Nation of Tigray who lived nearby the home of Meles parents and was there the day Meles was born had told me that right after Meles came out of his mother’s womb every domestic animal in the entire town along with the surrounding villages was dancing in jubilation. And the sun came out a full two hour earlier than usual the following morning. I believe him because just look at what he has done to our nation and Ethiopia as a whole. He single-handedly transformed the entire country from being a poster child of famine and wanton killings into a one which is poised to be a member of a middle income nation in just less than 10 years. To me and millions other people of the Great Nation of Tigray, Meles is an Abraham, Noah, Elias, David, Solomon, Isaiah and Gideon rolled into one in their 2nd coming!!! I am really missing him!!!!
We are exporting coffee,khat/chat and livestock to Somalia and importing terrorists and polio from them.
Gobez, esti bemote yihe Tekle malet lam naw wois zinjero? Mechem sew naw atilugnim. Ensisa lemehonu lela maregagecha ayasfeligim.
Hey Tekle ,you have really abused of Drugs and alcohols while posting such Funny Comment inspired from “Little Budha” movie….LOL !!!!!!!!!!
Bichinchiru ,time to make accountable your Somali Kilil Boss
Friend and your Agazis Head Bros
than barking as a Toothless SHIWAWA…LOL !!!!
Mimi (Sebehatu ?..LOL!!)for your Information ,if Polio spreading in the eastern Region of Ethiopia ,is simply because of the lack of adecuate
Health Services negleted willingly in the area .By the so called regional officials and Agazi bandits officers .Specialised more on Corruption and Smuggling and serving the peoples .
A very sad and lonely man TEDDY: Everybody on this web site makes you woof like a dog.I can see the pain you are feeling;too much negativity slowly but surely kills you.Get a life before it’s too late.
All these disease and suffering in East Africa wouldnot happen if Meles Zenawi the mercinary didnot go to Somalia and killed their men leaving the population to leave like wild animals subjected to disease, poverty and loose their way of cultuyral way of existance.
Meles Zenawi invaded a soverign nation of Somalia creating caos planting a puppet Somalian government which is currently the number one corrupt government in the world, yes even worse corrupt than the government Meles planted in Ethiopia.
This corrupt government of Somalia looked the other way while DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS got looted,murdered and so on with no intention of guaranteeing safety for them since this new government came to power in 2013 .The NGO DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS had no other choice but to pack up and run out of Somalia.According to DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS somalia’s division polio is the tip of the iceberg of the whole East Africa’s health problems that are in the process of ariseing .Meles Zenawi made East Africa the worst volatile part of the world which is called the hellhorn of Africa. Before Meles came to power the horn was relatively peaceful. He single handedly turned the horn of Africa into a hellwhole plagued by disease,poverty, constant famine, war , you name it all the evil things he brought into the the horn. He forced eritreans to choose between Netsanet and barnet in Addis Ababa then penalized them for choosing netsanet geting 90,000 Ethiopians and Eritreans people dead in the silly war of Badme. As if that was not enough he routinely went to Somalia and bombarded the innocent civilians into the stone age. Then he went and sold land to Sudan trying to create a time bomb that will explode when the question of the land arises by the next generation of Ethiopia.The famine in Ethiopia/East Africa is continueing to stay year after year because of Meles Zenawi. This is the legacy of Meles Zenawi as the Ethiopian poor knows it. The corrupt partners of him like you say otherwise but the truth is Meles Zenawi is the worst of all leaving succeeding leader Hailemariam no choice but to repeat his brutal way of leadership or commit suicide trying to change tye whole evil structure. People like you are making it impossible to compromise and move on because you donot even let the past government man up and own up to the wrong path meles Zenawi directed Ethiopia and the horn towards.
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