Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 21st, 2002
In 1994, the International Commission for the Certification of the Polio Eradication (ICCPE) declared that the transmission of wild poliovirus had been interrupted in the Americas. But the beginning of the end for polio arrived on May 14, 1985, when the then director of PAHO, Dr. Carlyle Guerra de Macedo declared, "The time has come for us...
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