The Demise and Rebirth of PolioßžA Modern Phoenix?

Wright, Peter F.; Modlin, John F.
February 2008
Journal of Infectious Diseases;2/1/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 3, p347
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the polio eradication effort . They mention that the said effort is led by a team at the World Health Organization who repeatedly examined the reasons for the delay in accomplishing the goal of eradicating the said disease completely. They suggest that proper understanding about the factors related to the eradication will be important to achieve the goal.


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