Bangladesh Reports Nearly All Children Vaccinated To End Polio (Bangladesh)
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Executive SummaryBangladesh has completed its nationwide polio vaccination program aimed at giving millions of children their second shots of the drug, health officials said. The country's Health Ministry said 25 million children were given shots and the disease should now be wiped out. Bangladesh had been declared polio-free in 2000, but the disease re-emerged in March 2006, when 18 children were infected, most in a region that borders India where there are about 500 cases. A ministry adviser said nearly all targeted children were vaccinated in Bangladesh. (Click here for more) "Bangladesh Completes Polio Vaccination Drive" Reuters (U.K.) (12/8/07)
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