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Community acceptance is needed to eradicate polio in India

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1022
  1. Anandagiri M Shankar (,
  2. Sam Ramaiah, director of public health medicine
  1. 1Walsall Teaching Primary Care Trust, Walsall WS1 1TE

Zaracostas identifies the importance of ensuring a successful campaign against polio eradication and the possible catastrophes of a failed one.1 We disagree on the four key factors for polio eradication, in that both community acceptance and political will are major issues in India. …

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