WHO responds to major polio outbreak in AngolaBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7194.1310-c (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1310
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- Phyllida Brown
Health workers in war torn Angola are struggling to contain one of the worst epidemics of polio that international organisations have seen worldwide in a decade. “This clearly is a huge outbreak,” warned Harry Hull, senior adviser for polio eradication at the World Health Organisation's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. “It's a tragedy.”
By 11 May, the most recent date for which figures are available, the WHO had received official reports of 818 cases of …
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