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This image was captured in the country of Nepal in 2011, by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiologist, Adam Bjork, Ph.D., and depicts a Nepalese vaccinator using a chair’s seat as a tabletop, while he was in the process of updating his vaccination registry during the country’s Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program.
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Today 80% of the world’s people now live in polio-free area. So far in 2014, as of October 8th, only 222 cases have been reported worldwide. Of these, 84% are from Pakistan. Four of the six World Health Organization regions now free of polio (the Americas gained polio-free certification in 1994, the Western Pacific in 2000, Europe in 2002, and South-East Asia this year).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Molly Kurnit, M.P.H.
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Adam Bjork, Ph.D.
Links:CDC - Global Health - Global Immunization: Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program
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