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  • The Lancet. Mandatory polio vaccination for travellers: protecting global public health

    [Source: The Lancet, full page: (LINK). Extract.]


    The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 8 May 2014 / doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60756-X

    Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.

    Mandatory polio vaccination for travellers: protecting global public health

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    Paul D Rutter a, Liam J Donaldson a
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    The goal of following smallpox eradication with another programme to eliminate a disease from the planet was too compelling to resist and, in 1988, the World Health Assembly set its sights on polio. 1 26 years later, the dream is not yet a reality. On May 5, 2014, WHO issued strong recommendations that Pakistan, Syria, and Cameroon should ensure that their residents and long-term visitors have up-to-date vaccination against polio before they travel internationally, and that each individual is issu ...

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    a Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, QEQM Building, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK


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