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  1. Polio eradication in the World Health Organization South-East Asia Region by the year 2000 : Midway assessment of progress and future challenges.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Meeting on the Global Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative, World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta (USA), 1995/07.

    In the South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO, paralytic poliomyelitis has decreased from 25,711 cases in 1988 to 3304 cases in 1995, representing an 87% reduction.

    By 1995, in 6 of 10 member countries-India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Indonesia, and Democratic People's Republic of Korea-polio remained endemic.

    Two countries, Sri Lanka and Thailand, appear close to polio eradication, and 2, Bhutan and Maldives, reported no cases during 1989-1995.

    Although reported rates of acute flaccid paralysis and the percentage of cases virologically investigated are low in some countries, no isolates of wild poliovirus type 2 have been reported outside India since 1993.

    By the end of 1996, all 8 countries in which polio is endemic will have conducted national immunization days for polio eradication.

    The major challenge for polio eradication in SEAR will be strengthening surveillance, because national immunization days alone cannot eradicate polio.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Poliomyélite antérieure, Virose, Infection, Poliovirus, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Stratégie, Eradication, OMS, Incidence, Paralysie, Flasque, Evolution, Localisation, Etude statistique, Homme, Asie du sud est, Asie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie, Trouble moteur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Acute anterior poliomyelitis, Viral disease, Infection, Poliovirus, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Strategy, Eradication, WHO, Incidence, Paralysis, Flange, Evolution, Localization, Statistical study, Human, South east Asia, Asia, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease, Motor system disorder

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    Cote : 97-0188122

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