Polio outbreak in Tajikistan is cause for alarm

MacDonald, Noni; H├ębert, Paul C.
July 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, p1013
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the outbreak for poliomyelitis in Tajikistan. They said that Tajikistan was considered to have an outbreak for poliomyelitis despite of naming it as a polio-free region by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002. They added that vaccine uptake in Tajikistan is reducing below the levels of effective prevention, while the epidemic had spread over Russia and Uzbekistan. They cited that in response to the outbreak, early detection of poliomyelitis must be improved.


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