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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global polio eradication: countries in which poliomyelitis is considered to be ‘endemic’ and have never terminated indigenous transmission.

While polio case numbers have decreased by more than 99% since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed, Orenstein notes that polio can be imported from ‘endemic’ countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria— to infect children in other countries if adequate vaccination is not maintained.

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