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2011-11-30 11:04:27

Declaring the eradication of polio will be far more difficult than it was for smallpox.

2011-11-07 16:46:45

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.

2011-10-19 05:32:16

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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