Cases of polio in Nigeria are dropping

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.493 (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:493
  1. Idris Mohammed (IIdrisMohammed@netscape.net), chairman.
  1. National Programme on Immunization, Abuja, Nigeria

    EDITOR—Raufu reports that the number of cases of poliomyelitis has risen in Nigeria,1 but evidence shows that the number of confirmed cases of poliomyelitis has fallen since the start of the polio eradication initiative. It is true that both routine immunisation and the initiative suffered a setback in northern Nigeria …

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