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Polio

POLIOSTOP FOR DECEMBER 2020

The viral polio disease has over the years crippled hundreds of thousands of children in Africa and other parts of the world but on August 25, four years after Africa’s last case was recorded in northern Nigeria, the continent was  declared  free of wild polio. Still, vaccine-derived strains of the...

Last year there were only 22 reported cases—but until the disease is completely wiped out, there's a chance of a tragic resurgence Last month, India celebrated its fourth anniversary of being polio free. It was an incredible achievement considering that about 150,000 cases were reported every year in the late 1970s—when...