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The largest outbreak of poliomyelitis ever recorded in Africa (1093 cases) occurred from 1 March to 28 May 1999 in Luanda, Angola, and in surrounding areas. The outbreak was caused primarily by a type-3 wild poliovirus, although type-1 wild poliovirus was circulating in the outbreak area at the same time. Infected individuals ranged in age from 2 months to(More)
As part of emergency assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH), national surveillance data for poliomyelitis and charts of cases at the national rehabilitation hospital were reviewed. Poliomyelitis patients admitted to Angola's main pediatric hospital were examined. A mean of 86 cases of poliomyelitis/year were reported in Angola during 1989-1994. Review(More)
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