News FocusPOLIO ENDGAME

Fighting Polio Block by Block, House by Shack

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Science  26 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5666, pp. 1964-1965
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5666.1964

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GHAZIABAD AND DELHI-- This impoverished corner of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh offers an almost perfect environment for poliovirus to survive--even thrive. Yet, the global polio eradication effort is about to launch what leaders hope will be its final push to wipe out the virus in India.