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Closing Gaps In Polio Vaccination Coverage Vital To Achieving Eradication, Experts Say

VOA News: Can Polio Workers Overcome Complacency, Donor Fatigue to End Virus?
“…Dr. John Vertefeuille from the CDC said, ‘This last mile is a complicated mile.’ It’s not just because of conflict or terrorism. ‘It’s extreme remoteness. It’s very fragile health systems.’ And in these remote conflict prone areas gaining access to children can be a major problem. If polio exists anywhere, it can once again spread everywhere. Vertefeuille and other experts discussed strategies to realize a polio-free world July 10 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington…” (Pearson, 7/18).