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Seven die in polio outbreak in Namibia

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7555.1408-b (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1408
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    The Namibian government has launched a mass immunisation programme against polio after at least 34 people developed the disease and seven died from it.

    However, the programme's success will depend on the country's ability to import sufficient vaccine and find the money to pay for it. The World Health Organization has committed itself to helping the programme, as has neighbouring South Africa.

    The outbreak ended a …

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