A New Global Health Warning on Polio

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
A New Global Health Warning on Polio

Once nearly eradicated, increased concern over the spread of polio has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. The rare move comes as cases of the paralyzing virus, which can be fatal, spread outside...

Once nearly eradicated, increased concern over the spread of polio has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. The rare move comes as cases of the paralyzing virus, which can be fatal, spread outside the border of three nations - Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon - where it persists. We consider what the declaration means, what it will take to contain the virus and which regions are most at risk.

Guests

Steve Wassilak, MD

Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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