Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 6th, 2004
Botswana is the ninth previously polio-free country on the continent to become re-infected following an outbreak in West and Central Africa.
A young boy from the northern town of Maun was reported infected on February 8 with a strain of the disease traced to Nigeria, some 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) north of this impoverished southern African nation.
Nigeria's northern state of Kano has been the global...
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