• Short Summary

    Although the Cuban government denies that there is a serious out-break of polio anywhere in Cuba, it has been reported that polio has claimed the lives of at least two victims there this year, and there are others now under observation.

  • Description

    Although the Cuban government denies that there is a serious out-break of polio anywhere in Cuba, it has been reported that polio has claimed the lives of at least two victims there this year, and there are others now under observation.

    At present a campaign is on to have all school children receive polio shots. Out of 107,699 children in Havana between the ages of 4 and 15 years, 76,756 have had polio shots and another four or five thousand children under school age have been vaccinated, according to the Public Health Ministry.

    Children are still being brought to the Public Health Clinic to receive their polio shots. The American Salk vaccine supply in Cuba is practically exhausted, and fresh supplies of Russian vaccine have been flown in.

    Italian vaccine has also been delivered and is now in Cuban customs, and according to public health officials, Canadian vaccine has also been requested.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADW6MKU18SPA7ATZJD7CQ3DVL0
    Media URN:
    VLVADW6MKU18SPA7ATZJD7CQ3DVL0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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