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The Disease Reemerged After Six Years in Ethiopia: Polio | Abstract
General Medicine: Open Access

General Medicine: Open Access
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Abstract

The Disease Reemerged After Six Years in Ethiopia: Polio

Tseha ST

Polio (poliomyelitis) is a disabling and potentially deadly disease caused by a wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived poliovirus.1Before the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) started, polio paralyzed more than 1000 children worldwide every day.2 Since the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there has been considerable reduction in polio cases from more than 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 cases in 2018.3, 4 However, the global situation remains of great concern with the increased number of polio cases that started in 2019 continuing in 2020. This year there have been 70 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases as of 16 June 2020, compared to 57 for the same period in 2019, with no significant success yet in reversing this upward trend.5In this year, in Ethiopia, the disease has been seen in some parts of the country.5 The purpose of this review is to discuss polio situation in Ethiopia.

Published Date: 2020-12-04; Received Date: 2020-11-10

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