Eradicating polio: today's challenges and tomorrow's legacy

  title={Eradicating polio: today's challenges and tomorrow's legacy},
  author={Raymond Bruce Aylward},
  journal={Annals of Tropical Medicine \& Parasitology},
  pages={401 - 413}
  • R. Aylward
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology
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