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4. Fight against the poliomyelitis

Introduction


Poliomyelitis is a very high pathogenic infectious disease striking the nervous system and leading to very serious consequences as the hard invalidity due to the paralysis. The children under 5 years are mostly the subject to this disease. There is no radical remedy to fight the poliomyelitis, but the timely vaccination allows to guarantee the lifelong immunity.
In spite of the fact that due to the immunization the poliomyelitis morbidity has in general decreased, we still have very attentive. Every infected person should be urgently hospitalized and isolated. One should avoid all possible contacts with a person supposed to be infected.
The fighting poliomyelitis is a very serious problem and represent today one of the most important global tasks declared by the World Health Organization for all countries all over the World both developed and developing. Its solution has not only specific medical, but also economic and political nature. If we manage to win the disease and the poliomyelitis disappears from the Earth, it will signify not only the victory over one of the most dangerous diseases, but also the victory for everyone of us for all persons regardless of the country, race, sex, religion and the place of living.

Expert opinion

Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
Olivier Giscard dEstaing

02.12.06

Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

02.12.06

Mika Ohbayashi
Institute for Sustainable Energy Poliy
Bill Pace

02.12.06

Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group