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Declaring the eradication of polio will be far more difficult than it was for smallpox.
Health professionals and researchers across the globe believe they are on the verge of eradicating polio, a devastating virus which can lead to paralysis and death.
Using outbreak data from 2003-2010, researchers were able to develop a statistical model of the spread of wild polioviruses in Africa that can predict polio outbreak six months in advance.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).