The poliomyelitis is still a risk for many children around the world. In 53 countries of the European area ‘WHO this pathology in recent days has been officially declared eradicated by the Regional Certification Committee Polio Eradication (RCC) during a meeting that was held in Denmark in Copenhagen. It is important news because everyone knows that the polio had already been eradicated in this area in 2002 after intense campaign Vaccinations polio (Of about 90 million children).
Unfortunately last year (2010) had been diagnosed about 475 cases of hand wild poliovirus type 1, with up to 30 deaths in as many countries in the area in question 4: Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The engagement with vaccines led to the new declaration for the eradication of polio from our geographical area.
The disease is still endemic in other areas of the world: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan the most affected places, where, however, a serious political commitment aimed at health- vaccination reduced in a short time, the case histories of 90%. The important thing is to keep the alert threshold. Recall that this virus, Very aggressive hits nervous system mainly children under 5 years of age.