Polio kicked out of Europe

Polio kicked out of Europe: European Region to retain polio-free status, but constant vigilance is needed

25 August 2011 — The WHO European Region retains its polio-free status. In 2010, four countries – Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan – reported 475 laboratory-confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 1, with 30 deaths. This week, an independent expert assessment noted that wild poliovirus transmission has been interrupted and confirmed the of the sustainability of the polio-free status of the Region.

Read the press release on polio-free Europe


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