The world is closer to eradicating polio

Articles March 31, 2023

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023

Thanks to a steady polio immunization program, in 2016, fewer children were paralyzed by polio than in any other year, with the virus restricted to a few areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Two of the three strains of wild polio seem to be eliminated, India and the entire WHO South-East Asia Region have been declared polio-free, and outbreaks that started in 2013-2014 in the Middle East and Horn of Africa have been stopped.

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