Polio outbreaks in Namibia, 1993-1995: lessons learned.


In 1993, a nationwide outbreak of 53 cases of paralytic poliomyelitis occurred in Namibia. The World Health Organization-recommended supplemental vaccination strategy of national immunization days (NIDs), providing two doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to all children <5 years, was implemented to control the epidemic. A second focal outbreak of 16 confirmed… (More)


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