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Health assembly resolves to support final stages of polio eradication

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1294
  1. Christiane Rehwagen
  1. BMJ

    Nigeria, India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan—countries where polio is still endemic—need to intensify their immunisation campaigns to prevent transmission of the virus, delegates at the World Health Assembly in Geneva resolved last week.

    The move is one of the final steps towards eradicating polio completely worldwide. The number of countries with poliovirus transmission is at an all time low of four, and outbreaks in reinfected countries have been stopped or slowed down. But although good progress had been made in the past year towards eradication of …

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