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Polio Controversy Bibliography February 2, 2011

Filed under: Resources — kfgoolsby @ 8:57 pm

Akande, AA and TM. “Polio Eradication in Nigeria: – Controversies and Way Forward.” African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology. 7.3 (2006). 2 February 2011 http://ajol.info/index.php/ajcem/article/viewFile/7449/13699

This is a scholarly article written in the African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology.  It discusses the vaccination efforts in Northern Nigeria, where polio is still raging despite global efforts to rid the world of the disease by 2002.  The vaccination efforts have been halted due to religious, political, and scientific protests. This article was written in 2006 and discusses what to do now to get the campaign back on track and move forward. The article is structured into categories discussing the history of polio in Nigeria, the controversy, and the way forward with bulleted points for emphasis.  This structure makes it easy to read and understand, making the writers argument for persuasive.

 

“Polio.” Department of Public Health and Human Services. State of Montana. Web. 5 February 2011.

http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/PHSD/Communicable-disease/diseases/polio.htm

 

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One Response to “Polio Controversy Bibliography”

  1. […] is a crippling disease that has been around since Ancient Egypt (Akande 176).  It’s symptoms include fever, nausea, and painful muscle spasms, and its effects, according to […]


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