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Did the polio vaccine get rid of polio?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: MostOfTheWorldExcept

Polio Vaccine has been successful in getting rid of Polio all over the world except in Pakistan,Afganistan and Nigeria only due to treistance to vaccinate their children

In brief: MostOfTheWorldExcept

Polio Vaccine has been successful in getting rid of Polio all over the world except in Pakistan,Afganistan and Nigeria only due to treistance to vaccinate their children
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mostly

Wild type poliomyelitis virus still circulates in some areas of the world but is almost never acquired elsewhere.

In brief: Mostly

Wild type poliomyelitis virus still circulates in some areas of the world but is almost never acquired elsewhere.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: Mostly

Not completely, as there are still pockets of polio infections on earth.
However, the incidence of polio is essentially close to zero thanks to the effectiveness of the vaccine. There is no other reason for that improvement.

In brief: Mostly

Not completely, as there are still pockets of polio infections on earth.
However, the incidence of polio is essentially close to zero thanks to the effectiveness of the vaccine. There is no other reason for that improvement.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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