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India struggles to meet polio deadline

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7258.403/a (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:403
  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai

    Several Indian states have “unacceptably low” rates of immun-isation of children against poliomyelitis, and the country's goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year is still proving elusive. Although many areas have made substantial progress in reducing prevalence, poor performance in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Delhi means that India has around 40% of the world's polio cases.

    “There are …

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