Why Haven’t We Ended Polio?


Although, the fight against polio seems to be in its last leg, we have not been able to eradicate it 100%. Today’s needull looks at the reasons.

To be sure, there have been some successes, such as in India, which was certified polio-free in 2014, and in Nigeria, which interrupted transmission the same year. But there have also been setbacks: in 2016, Nigeria suddenly had two new cases among children from an area that had just been liberated from the militant group Boko Haram.

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