Polio returns to Tajikistan

Collier, Roger
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE489
Academic Journal
The article reports on the return of the polio outbreak in Tajikistan. Christina Salvi, a spokewoman for the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office for Europe, says that all countries need to maintain high quality surveillance regarding the wild poliovirus and the vaccination of the poliovirus to all children. According to the report, there were 560 cases of acute flaccid paralysis hit the country as of June 9, 2010 and 210 laboratory-confirmed cases with poliomyelitis and 9 deaths.


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