Polio a global health emergency: WHO

WHO may declare Polio a global health emergency.

Why WHO might declare Polio a Global Health Emergency?

  • WHO may declare this owing to complacency in efforts to eradicate the virus forever.
  • Polio is still endemic to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria because of recent outbreaks in countries once declared polio free.
  • Albeit India has achieved success in stopping active polio virus circulation but the threat of importation is still worrying countries across the world.

Related Links:

World Polio Day October 24, 2010

National Immunization Day – Pulse Polio

Diseases caused by Virus and Bacteria



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