The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication yesterday officially declared the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild polio virus.
This significant declaration is working toward the goal of the world’s eradication of polio. In fact 5 out of 6 World Health Organization regions are now wild polio-free. When this last region declares it is wild polio-free, it will be the second virus eradicated from the world, since smallpox was given that declaration in May 1980.
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