Global Polio Eradication Initiative

August 2004
Weekly Epidemiological Record;8/6/2004, Vol. 79 Issue 32, p289
The article focuses on the initiatives taken across the globe to eradicate polio. The Governor of Kano State in northern Nigeria has formally relaunched polio vaccination activities to sweep away polio from the country. In the latter part of 2003 a few cases of polio were registered in some of the countries where polio was already thought to be eradicated. The cause was found to be a wild variety polio virus. The wild polio virus is thought to have originated from endemic areas of Nigeria and from there it speeded to far distant land.


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