Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication -- India, January 2009-October 2010

December 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/10/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 48, p1581
The article presents a summary of the progress of efforts toward eradicating poliomyelitis in India during January 2009 and October 2010. Between January-October 2010, a total of 40 wild poliovirus (WPV) cases were confirmed in the country which represents a 94% decline from the 626 cases confirmed in the same months in 2009. Immunization activities were monitored and estimated using population-based survey data. In 2010, supplementary immunization activities (SIA) monitoring data showed a coverage of less than 99% among children aged two years and up.


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