Addressing the Resurgence of Wild Poliovirus Transmission in the African Region (document AFR/RC54/INF.DOC/5)
Regional Committee for Africa, 54. (2004). Addressing the Resurgence of Wild Poliovirus Transmission in the African Region (document AFR/RC54/INF.DOC/5). WHO. Regional Office for Africa. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/93137
DescriptionRegional Committee for Africa Fifty-fourth Session Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 30 August–3 September 2004
Gov't Doc #AFR/RC54/R8
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Addressing the Resurgence of wild Poliovirus Transmission in the African region: Information Document Regional Committee for Africa, 54 (AFR/RC54/INF/DOC.5, 2004)1. In 1988, when the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to eradicate polio, all countries in the African Region were polio-endemic. By the end of 2002, only two countries in the Region were polio-endemic. Since 2003, there has been a major increase in wild poliovirus transmission in the remaining endemic countries, with spill over into nine previously polio-free countries. 2. This resurgence in wild poliovirus transmission is attributed to a failure to vaccinate at least 90% of all susceptible children in the most endemic areas in ...
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