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Why would polio drops immunization be administered in a wave/collectively in a geographic region?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Polio: Polio exists at this time only in pakistan, afghanistan and nigeria. So only folks there need it. It is done in large groups to effectively eliminate in in one region at a time. The who and rotary international are actively laboring to eradicate polio.

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Why is polio drops immunization administered in a geographic region like india?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Endemic: Polio is widely endemic in india. It is one of a handful of places with many cases of polio. The world is trying to eradicate polio so the drops immunization will treat individuals but also the community by a concept called "herd immunity".

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