Emergency plan’ to eradicate polio launched

Tackling polio has entered “emergency mode” according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative after “explosive” outbreaks in countries previously free of the disease.
It has launched a plan to boost vaccination in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the only countries where the disease is still endemic.
Experts fear the disease could “come back with a vengeance”.
The World Health Organization says polio is “at a tipping point”.
There have been large outbreaks of the virus in Africa, Tajikistan and China has had its first cases for more than a decade …. http://www.bbc.co.uk

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