|akistan is in danger of being the world's last remaining reservoir of polio. The country has alreadyreported 33 cases in 2011, compared to a single case each in India and Afghanistan, and eight in Nigeria (as of 26 April).|
breathing. All attempts at invasive mechanical ventilation so far have failed. What would you do?
Asselin/UNICEFUnusually, most of those struck with polio during the Congo outbreak are young adults, not children under five
["When I got here I could still move my arms" says Tony Boussana, 24.]
magine you are a health worker in a hospital in Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. Not having seen a case of polio for years, your wards are suddenly overflowing with patients who have been paralysed by polio. Your hospital is not equipped for such a calamity, and without ventilators those patients whose lungs are affected will slowly stop breathing. All attempts at invasive mechanical ventilation http://www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/NewsletterPolioNews/No37Quarter122011.aspx#Bivalent
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