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Oral Polio Vaccine

A bivalent oral polio vaccine (BOPV) is presently being used in countries with high existing polio rates, India and Nigeria. A recent WHO release has shown the largest ever year-to-year drop in polio cases following the use of BOPV:

  • Nigeria - has seen a 98% drop in polio cases (2009 over 400 cases to 2010 just 9 so far)
  • India - has seen a 90% drop during the same period.


Image Source: WHO - Polio Eradication Initiative


Links: Polio Eradication Initiative | WHO - Africa seizes chance against polio

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