Polio vaccination campaign underway in Bari region.

Puntland Ministry of Health has launched a polio vaccination campaign targeting the children under the age of five in Bari region.

Said Mohamed Warabeye from Puntland Ministry of Health who spoke to Bar-kulan said that the vaccination campaign enters its second successful day in the area.

He said that the vaccination campaign will be carried out in the entire Bari region to prevent young children from the virus.

Meanwhile, Warabeye emphasized that no polio cases have been reported in the past six years in Puntland

He added that this latest round of vaccination campaign is meant to eradicate the virus following reports of polio outbreak in many parts of Somalia last year.

Polio is a viral disease which is mainly transmitted through contaminated water, food or human waste.

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