Paralytic poliomyelitis during the pre-, peri- and post-suspension periods of a polio immunization campaign

Lamina, S.; Hanif, S.
July 2008
Tropical Doctor;Jul2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p173
Academic Journal
A total of 744 paralytic poliomyelitis patients (0-59 months old) were reviewed and results showed a critical and perpetual surge during 2003 (20.2%), 2004 (27.4%) and 2005 (41%). A slight male predominance (56%) was reported and a high incidence was reported in the low socioeconomic (68.3%) and urban setting (60.3%) groups. It was concluded that the polio eradication campaigning programmes in Nigeria had not been successful and that legislation on poliomyelitis was required.


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