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Progress towards the global eradication of poliomyelitis.
World Health Stat Q 1992; 45(2-3):280-4WH

Abstract

Poliomyelitis has been virtually eliminated from the industrialized countries by mass campaigns conducted with oral polio vaccine (OPV). In 1988, the World Health Assembly set the goal of global eradication of poliomyelitis by the year 2000. The current WHO strategy for eradication uses three primary activities beyond routine immunization with OPV. They are: (i) improved disease surveillance, (ii) building a global network of laboratories, and (iii) supplemental immunization strategies which include mass immunization campaigns with OPV at the national level, and targeted campaigns at the local level. Eradication of polio from the Region of the Americas is close and may have already been achieved. In other regions, the number of reported polio cases has declined, largely as a result of high immunization coverage. As more countries implement polio eradication strategies, the number of polio cases will continue to fall until eradication is achieved.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Expanded Programme on Immunization, World Health Organization, Geneva.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1462662

Citation

Hull, H F., and N A. Ward. "Progress Towards the Global Eradication of Poliomyelitis." World Health Statistics Quarterly. Rapport Trimestriel De Statistiques Sanitaires Mondiales, vol. 45, no. 2-3, 1992, pp. 280-4.
Hull HF, Ward NA. Progress towards the global eradication of poliomyelitis. World Health Stat Q. 1992;45(2-3):280-4.
Hull, H. F., & Ward, N. A. (1992). Progress towards the global eradication of poliomyelitis. World Health Statistics Quarterly. Rapport Trimestriel De Statistiques Sanitaires Mondiales, 45(2-3), pp. 280-4.
Hull HF, Ward NA. Progress Towards the Global Eradication of Poliomyelitis. World Health Stat Q. 1992;45(2-3):280-4. PubMed PMID: 1462662.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Progress towards the global eradication of poliomyelitis. AU - Hull,H F, AU - Ward,N A, PY - 1992/1/1/pubmed PY - 1992/1/1/medline PY - 1992/1/1/entrez KW - Delivery Of Health Care KW - Diseases KW - Health KW - Health Services KW - Immunization KW - Incidence KW - Measurement KW - Poliomyelitis--prevention and control KW - Primary Health Care KW - Research Methodology KW - Viral Diseases KW - World SP - 280 EP - 4 JF - World health statistics quarterly. Rapport trimestriel de statistiques sanitaires mondiales JO - World Health Stat Q VL - 45 IS - 2-3 N2 - Poliomyelitis has been virtually eliminated from the industrialized countries by mass campaigns conducted with oral polio vaccine (OPV). In 1988, the World Health Assembly set the goal of global eradication of poliomyelitis by the year 2000. The current WHO strategy for eradication uses three primary activities beyond routine immunization with OPV. They are: (i) improved disease surveillance, (ii) building a global network of laboratories, and (iii) supplemental immunization strategies which include mass immunization campaigns with OPV at the national level, and targeted campaigns at the local level. Eradication of polio from the Region of the Americas is close and may have already been achieved. In other regions, the number of reported polio cases has declined, largely as a result of high immunization coverage. As more countries implement polio eradication strategies, the number of polio cases will continue to fall until eradication is achieved. SN - 0379-8070 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1462662/Progress_towards_the_global_eradication_of_poliomyelitis_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/5818 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -