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Unicef warns of polio risk in conflict regions

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:214
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    Civil conflicts, such as those in Kosovo and Angola, are threatening the eradication of polio-myelitis, according to the children's charity Unicef.

    The organisation's annual report, published last week, reported that the number of confirmed cases of polio worldwide last year was 5108, compared with 35251 10 years ago. However, Carol Bellamy, Unicef's executive director, …

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