Infectious disease. Polio outbreak breaks the rules.

  title={Infectious disease. Polio outbreak breaks the rules.},
  author={Leslie Roberts},
  volume={330 6012},
Polio is a horrendous disease, but it is seldom fatal—except now. An explosive outbreak in the Republic of Congo is writing another chapter in the book on how this ancient scourge behaves. Polio usually strikes children under age 5, paralyzing one in 200 of those infected and killing at most 5%, occasionally up to 10% in developing countries. The new outbreak tearing through this West African country has so far killed an estimated 42% of its victims, who, in another unusual twist, are mostly… CONTINUE READING
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