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Polio has re-emerged in places where it had been eradicated – World Economic Forum

Tuesday, 18 October, 2022

Polio has re-emerged in places where it had been eradicated – World Economic Forum

Significant progress has been made in recent decades in efforts to tackle polio. Cases due to wild poliovirus have declined by more than 99% since 1988. However, it’s feared that disruptions to routine vaccination programmes are putting this progress at risk. And it remains endemic in two countries - Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Ahead of World Polio Day on Monday 24 October, here’s a summary of the latest news on the disease and ongoing efforts to monitor, treat and ultimately eliminate the disease.

Read more at: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/10/polio-outbreak-vaccine-eradicate/

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