Polio: An International Public Health Emergency
Dr. Peter Hotez comments in a radio interview on the recent spread of polio in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
"The World Health Organization is calling the recent spread of polio in Asia, Africa and the Middle East an international public health emergency. The WHO released a statement that calls the number of reported cases of polio so far in 2014 an “extraordinary event” that requires a coordinated international response. It says if polio continues to spread, it could unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.