Doctors accused the Taliban of causing polio epidemic
Polio – one of the most feared diseases of our time. And all attempts to deal with the problem may not be useful because of the statement of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, Taliban commander in North Waziristan region of Pakistan, reports New Scientist.
He banned the campaign, in which the plant had 161,000 children. The ban can be lifted if the U.S. will cease to act against suspected terrorists. The problem is this: the threat of polio has disappeared, must be eradicated completely in all corners of the world. Otherwise, the likelihood of recurrence of outbreaks remain.
According to the WHO Oliver Rozenbauera, to date there is a generation with no immunity against polio. Therefore, outbreaks recently are in scale and rapidly spread, such as in Tajikistan. Moreover, the increased lethality in half.
As for Pakistan, then, according to epidemiologists, will soon begin a new season of polio. Experts addressed epidemiologist Ciro de Cuadros having experience with the rebels in El Salvador. He may be able to convince the militants to overlook vaccination, which, by the way, will cost $ 2 billion.