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Help is needed after polio


I am delighted that very few polio cases have been discovered this year in Pakistan and Afghanistan. As the only two remaining polio-endemic countries, it is encouraging to see the recent mass vaccination campaign to help these countries join the rest of the world in eradicating polio.

I would, however, like to remind the public, politicians and medical professionals that equal vigour and determination should be applied to the diagnosis and management of Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), an incurable debilitating neurological condition, now starting to affect up to 80 per cent of people who previously had polio.

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