Published in Vaccine Weekly, June 23rd, 1997
Reported cases dropped from 25,711 in 1988 to 1,116 in 1996, the CDC said ("Update: Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication -- Southeast Asia Region, 1995-1997." MMWR MAY 30, 1997;46(21)). Thus, the region appears well on its way to achieving the World Health Organization's goal of global polio eradication by the year 2000.
"Since 1994, all polio-endemic countries in this region have now conducted one to three successful National Immunization Days, as measured by coverage of >95 percent of the target population in every...
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