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Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication-South East Asia Region, 1988-1994

JAMA. 1995;274(19):1498-1499. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530190012008.
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Mass campaigns over a short period (days to weeks) in which two doses of oral poliovirus vaccine are administered to all children in the target age group, regardless of prior vaccination history, with an interval of 4-6 weeks between doses.
Member countries of SEAR are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Mongolia, formerly a member country, was administratively transferred in 1995 to the Western Pacific Region of WHO; this report includes data for Mongolia through 1994.
Any case of AFP in a person aged <15 years is reported as a suspected case of polio. Effective AFP surveillance can detect an annual incidence of at least one case of AFP per 100 000 persons aged <15 years.


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