By Paul Mwaura
| Nairobi, Kenya
World health organization (WHO) has put medical officers along the Kenya -Uganda border on alert following the polio out break at Bugiri in Uganda 40 kilometers from Busia county.
The World health organization urged the Kenyan team to work with their counterparts in Uganda to ensure the disease doesn't plunge into the country.
Speaking at Busia during the cross border meeting between Uganda and Kenya medical officers the WHO disease preventive and control officer Dr Joyce Onsongo ,said Bugiri was very near to Kenya and their was likelihood of the disease spreading in the country.
She said that his organization had organized for polio immunization exercise which will start this month in three phases.
She said that together with other partners the immunization campaign will be contacted in all areas bordering Uganda which include Nyanza ,Rift valley and Western provinces.
Dr Onsongo said the the first and second phases will be done this month while the third phase will be contacted early next year.
''The polio immunization exercise which targets children below five years will kick off on 20th November and end January next year ''said Dr Onsongo.
She appealed to medical personnel from Uganda to share information with their colleagues from Kenya to ensure that the disease is controlled.
Dr Onsongo further said that all refugees entering the country will undergo polio immunization in order to check the disease.
She said that with cases of refugees the immunization will target those aged 17 years and below because it was not clear whether where they came from had been vaccinated or not.