Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication -- Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2009

March 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/12/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p268
The article reports on the eradication of poliomyelitis in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Supplemental immunization activities and multiple strategies were sued by the two countries to fight polio, which include coordination with non-governmental organizations for health services and administration of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). It was found that the number of cases in Pakistan went down in 2009 although transmission remains.


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