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Somali mother holding her infant steady for oral polio vaccine

A Somali mother holding her child steady, while a "Stop Transmission of Polio" (STOP) worker administered the oral polio vaccine to the young infant. WHO and UNICEF, working in conjunction with national Ministries of Health, request skilled short-term consultants, who can provide field support to immunization programs. STOP participants are descendants of the "smallpox warriors" of the 1970s. (Source: CDC/Shurram Shahzad, Somalia, 2014. Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Image Library. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Bulbar polio
  • Bulbospinal polio
  • Infantile paralysis
  • Nonparalytic polio
  • Paralytic polio
  • Polioencephalitis
  • Post-polio progressive muscular atrophy
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Spinal paralytic polio