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  1. Status of polio eradication in the seven countries of the Eastern Africa Epidemiological Block.

    Article - En anglais

    The progress that Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, the seven countries of the Eastern Africa Epidemiological Block (EAEB), have made toward polio eradication is summarized.

    Despite low per capita gross national product, poor infrastructure (especially for communication and transportation), and civil unrest, the EAEB has made significant progress toward polio eradication.

    Five of the seven countries have achieved high levels of routine coverage with at least three doses of oral polio vaccine.

    Virologic surveillance is established in Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Kenya ; will be established in Eritrea in 1997 ; and will be resumed in Rwanda as soon as civil unrest abates.

    Political support for polio eradication is strong in the region, and all of the EAEB countries, except Burundi, held either national or subnational immunization days in 1996.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Poliomyélite antérieure, Virose, Infection, Poliovirus, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Incidence, Etat sanitaire, Eradication, Politique sanitaire, Surveillance, Immunoprophylaxie, Vaccination, Résultat, Homme, Afrique Est, Afrique, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Acute anterior poliomyelitis, Viral disease, Infection, Poliovirus, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Incidence, Health status, Eradication, Health policy, Surveillance, Immunoprophylaxis, Vaccination, Result, Human, East Africa, Africa, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0188109

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 21/05/1997.