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Achieving polio eradication in India: What’s next?

Introduction India was officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 February, 2012, as there were no reported cases of wild poliovirus in the past year [1]. Credit for this success goes to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) and the health personnel involved in this mass vaccination… 

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Maintaining polio eradication in India: physicians play key role in countering parental misconceptions

When India was struck from the list of polio-endemic countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2012, the hard-won designation was one of India’s greatest public health accomplishments. Now, the focus has shifted from achieving eradication to maintaining it. “It was an important accomplishment for India to be… 

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