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Indonesia's polio outbreak infects over 200 children JAKARTA - The number of children affected by the crippling polio virus in an outbreak in Indonesia has risen to 205. The highest number of cases is in West Java province with 54, only one case can be confirmed in the capital, Jakarta. Health officials say a second round of a nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign had fewer takers because of parents' fears of possible harmful side effects.

Two more rounds are scheduled for August 30 and September 27 targeting 24.3 million children. The disease is believed to have returned to Indonesia via Saudi Arabia, either through migrant workers or Muslim pilgrims returning from Mecca.


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34 new polio cases in Indonesia for total of 100


The World Health Organization on Tuesday reported 34 new polio cases in Indonesia, bringing the country's known total to 100. One of the new cases was confirmed on Sumatra, which until last week was polio-free.


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Polio vaccination drive largely successful


Indonesia's nationwide drive last week to vaccinate about 24 million young children against a spreading polio outbreak was largely successful though some parents continued to resist, health officials said Monday.


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