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That's great! Someone on another board I post on, her husband is Albanian and his little cousin is crippled from Polio - so sad, until she said I really hadn't thought about how it is still harming children in other countries! My mom's BFF had Polio as a child, her story is one of the reasons I always planned to vaccinate my children.
Crissy ♥ mama to Jack 7.16.01 ~ Mia Bella 10.29.02
Angus Pickle 2.24.04 ~ Sydney Bean 10.26.06 & Kater Tot 2.15.09
Wow only four countries left... That's amazing! I hope they can do it!
I wonder, once a disease is considered eradicated completely, how long before people can stop vaccinating? I would imagine that there would still be some unreported cases for a while and if we all just stopped immediately it could make a comeback so I think we would still vaccinate against it for a while, I'm just curious how long that would be.
That article is definitely good news, although it does concern me. I think the more we see of diseases becoming close to eradication, the more it fuels the anti-vax populations. They will continue to use that as a reason not to vaccinate--they figure the risk of the disease is minimal. I think that seeing Afghanistan still on that list is concerning. We have a lot of people in the US going over there and coming back.