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Nigerian state of Kano resumes polio vaccination

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:70
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The northern Nigerian state of Kano has agreed to resume polio vaccination early this month, reviving hopes of the World Health Organization that transmission of the disease may be permanently halted by the end of the year.

    WHO has issued a warning to travellers to Nigeria to ensure that their polio vaccinations are up to date and has reminded them they need a booster every four to six years, otherwise they can become infected and spread the …

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