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Polio epidemic hits Uttar Pradesh

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:617
  1. Sanjay Kumar
  1. New Delhi

    A poliomyelitis epidemic has hit India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, seriously derailing efforts to control the disease. So far this year, 407 cases of polio have been recorded in India, 347 (85%) of which have been in Uttar Pradesh, which is situated in northern India.

    During the 1999 World Health Assembly, delegates voted unanimously to accelerate efforts to meet the World Health Organization's target of eradicating wild poliovirus from the world by the end of …

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