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Concerted effort needed to stop polio transmission in Asia by 2006

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:327
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

The numbers of poliomyelitis cases in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan almost halved last year. But stopping transmission of the poliovirus in Asia by the end of 2005 will require intensified immunisation campaigns in all three countries, public health officials said last week.

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Children with polio play at the Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation Centre in Delhi, India


The three countries—containing Asia's last pockets of polio—reported 186 cases in 2004 compared with 336 in …

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