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Nigeria apologises to neighbours for spread of polio

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7462.365-a (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:365
  1. Abiodun Raufu
  1. Lagos

    Nigeria has apologised for exporting wild polio virus to its six West African neighbours, Togo, Niger, Benin, Chad, Cameroon, and Burkina Faso.

    Nigeria's health minister, Professor Eyitayo Lambo, blamed the spread of the virus on the controversy over the efficacy of polio vaccines being administered in some parts of Nigeria, which led to a temporary …

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