Traditional rulers in northern Nigeria call for halt to polio vaccination

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.306-d (Published 5 February 2004)
Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:306.5

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  1. Abiodun Raufu
  1. Lagos

    The controversy over the administration of poliomyelitis vaccines in northern Nigeria has taken a new turn as traditional rulers from the region have asked the Nigerian government to stop administering the vaccine because of fears that it is contaminated.

    Speaking under the aegis of Jama'atul Nasril Islam (JNI), the umbrella organisation of Muslims in northern Nigeria, the rulers said their advice is based on the report of a medical team sent to India by the Muslim organisation to test …

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