Philippines to vaccinate millions as polio virus resurfaces

MANILA (CNA) – The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago, a top official said yesterday. Next month’s programme, following the detection of the virus in a three-year-old girl, comes as the Philippines grapples to tackle twin outbreaks of dengue and measles that have killed more than 1,000 people since January, most of them children. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin