Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 20th, 2004
Workers are racing the imminent onset of the rainy season in northern Nigeria when the waterborne disease will spread faster, officials said.
Ibrahim Shekarau, governor of the mostly Muslim Nigerian state of Kano, accepted in May that the oral polio vaccine is safe and effective, said David Heymann, MD, who is overseeing WHO's effort to eradicate the disease.
The state is now receiving WHO assistance and is...
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