Polio eradication: Addressing the hurdles on the last mile
Thompson KM., Lauring AS., Pollard AJ., Andino R., Bandyopadhyay AS., Berkley S., Bhutta ZA., Routh J., Benn CS.
1988, the World Health Assembly committed to eradicate poliomyelitis, a viral disease that can cause permanent paralysis. Today, only type 1 of the three wild poliovirus types remains circulating in limited geographic areas following widespread use of different poliovirus vaccines. While we are close to zero new cases of wild polio, it is a fragile situation, and there are many remaining and new hurdles to overcome. Here, experts discuss how to address them.