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2006-08-16 04:10:20

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A group of Chinese scientists has linked a 2004 outbreak of polio in an impoverished Chinese province to gaps in China's Immunization program, according to a study to be published in September. In the article, to be published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, the scientists recommend more widespread Immunization of China's population as well as an end to the use of vaccines containing live but weakened strains of the polio virus. "The outbreak ......


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'