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Sunday, August 28, 2011

China : Xinjiang reports four imported polio cases

Article via Xinhua :

" Four infants in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been diagnosed with polio, a disease that can cause irreversible paralysis, the local health authority said Friday night.

The four patients, aged from four months to two years, are all from Hotan Prefecture, including two from Hotan city and one each from Lop and Yutian counties, Xinjiang's regional health department said in a press release.

It said the cases were reported from July 3 to 17.

As of Friday, two of the patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, and the other two who remain hospitalized are in stable condition, it said."

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