WHO warns of a polio epidemic in Africa

Fleck, Fiona
June 2004
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/26/2004, Vol. 328 Issue 7455, p1513
Academic Journal
Reports that Africa could be on the brink of a major poliomyelitis epidemic following the discovery of an infected child in the Safur region. How this was the first diagnosed case in the country for three years; Sudan which is the 10th African country in which the disease has reappeared since Nigeria's Islamic states suspended immunisation last August; How Nigeria's refusal to participate puts the continent in danger; Role of low vaccine dispersal on the continent which factors into the reappearance of the disease; Reasons that the Islamics decided to stop the immunisation of their children.


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