Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 6th, 1997
Only nine cases of poliomyelitis had been found to date in 1997, eight in Cambodia and one in Vietnam, according to Sang Tae Han, WHO Western Pacific Region. This compared with 21 cases in 1996 and 6,000 cases in 1990.
Han urged health ministers of countries to continue to support the program, saying that getting rid of the last few cases required an intensive effort.
More than 2 million children in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam were given oral poliovirus vaccine...
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