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Polio is re-emerging in areas previously considered polio free

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 07 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6061
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

Concern is mounting that the global drive to eradicate polio is being undermined by security problems and access constraints that have led to a resurgence of poliovirus in a number of countries previously declared to be free of polio.

On 30 September South Sudan’s new health minister, Riek Gai Kok, declared a “national health emergency” after confirming three cases of wild poliovirus …

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