TITLE

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication -- Pakistan and Afghanistan, 2007

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/28/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p315
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on polio eradication activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan from January-December 2007. In Pakistan, estimated routine vaccination coverage of infants with three doses of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV3) in 2006 was 83 percent while in Afghanistan, it was 77 percent. In 2007, both countries conducted house-to-house supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) with oral polio vaccine. Also discussed are acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and wild poliovirus (WPV) incidence in both countries in 2007.
ACCESSION #
31745306

 

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