Experts reconsider goal of ending polio

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 05:16 AM EST

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An Indian girl is administered polio vaccine as part of the national polio immunization campaign at a hospital in Bhubaneswar, India, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 . In 2004, India came close to eliminating polio after an intense nationwide vaccination campaign  but the disease resurfaced in 2006 with 583 cases detected in impoverished Uttar Pradesh state. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)At a WHO meeting this week, some leading experts asked a grim question: Is it time to abandon the goal of polio eradication and focus instead on containing the disease?


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