poliomyelitis eradication

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poliomyelitis eradication

Poliomyelitis Surveillance: The Compass for Eradication

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication in Nigeria

Commentary: The Unfolding Story of Global Poliomyelitis Eradication

Poliomyelitis Eradication in the Western Pacific Region

Poliomyelitis Eradication in China: 1953–2012

From Emergence to Eradication: The Epidemiology of Poliomyelitis Deconstructed

Progress and Peril: Poliomyelitis Eradication Efforts in Pakistan, 1994–2013

India’s Poliomyelitis Eradication: A Milestone in Public Health


Poliomyelitis in Angola: Current Status and Implications for Poliovirus Eradication in Southern Africa

Strengthening Routine Immunization Services in the Western Pacific through the Eradication of Poliomyelitis

The Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Egypt: Critical Factors Affecting Progress to Date

Status of Poliomyelitis Eradication in Europe and the Central Asian Republics of the Former Soviet Union

Status of the Eradication of Indigenous Wild Poliomyelitis in the People's Republic of China

Poliomyelitis Eradication and Its Impact on Primary Health Care in the Philippines

Transmissibility and Persistence of Oral Polio Vaccine Viruses: Implications for the Global Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative

Unimmunized Gypsy Populations and Implications for the Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Europe

Progress toward Poliomyelitis Eradication in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization


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The polio virus is an obligate human parasite. Therefore, it can be eradicated from the population by mass vaccination of all susceptible individuals. Campaigns to accomplish this have been successful in the Americas, Europe, Australasia, and in most countries in Africa and Asia. In 2002, only seven countries (Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Somalia) reported indigenous cases. Unfortunately, political factors disrupted the polio vaccination campaign in Nigeria after 2002 and led to return of paralytic poliomyelitis in 18 countries (Yemen, Indonesia, and 16 African nations). A WHO/UNICEF/CDC initiative aims to eradicate polio worldwide. See http://www.polioeradication.org/.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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