As WHO renews effort to eradicate polio, some are losing patience

05/21/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Health experts outlined fresh plans to combat polio at a WHO meeting this week, but after 22 years of fighting the disease, some say it's a losing battle. "You don't eradicate polio from 124 countries by doing it wrong," argued WHO's Dr. Bruce Aylward. "Either we finish eradication or we let the virus out and between 200,000 to 400,000 kids every year will be paralyzed."

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