Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 18th, 2003
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers and health workers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Togo aimed to reach every child in those countries with polio vaccine in 3 days.
The campaign, organized at a cost of more than US$10 million, comes in response to nearly a dozen children being paralyzed in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Togo, from poliovirus genetically traced to northern Nigeria. A further case was recently reported in Chad. The...
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