Unnecessary injections and poliomyelitis in Pakistan. 1996, Wyatt, Trop Doct

But nothing has changed since the 1950s. In 1993, out of 152 children with paralytic poliomyelitis in Pakistan, 89% received an unnecessary injection 48 hours before the onset of paralysis, paralysis almost always developed at the site of the injection. in Pakistan, a similar picture was observed.
The same observed and in India.
Today, too, in many countries OPV is combined with injections other vaccines.


Polio Eradication in Pakistan: Call for Alliance. 2017, Mahmood, Ochsner J

In Pakistan, almost the last country where paralysis from wild poliovirus still sometimes happens, the mujahideen do not like vaccinations, and they distribute anti-vaccination conspiracy theories among a tribal population where 40,000 parents refuse to vaccinate children. They believe that the vaccine contains banned by Islam ingredients such as monkey fats and pig fat Many in Pakistan also believe that the vaccine leads to infertility More than 50 vaccinators, as well as 7 policemen guarding them, were killed in 2013 and 2014. This hostility Avit threatens Pakistan's efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis.
Authors recommend that politicians and well-known people motivate citizens to vaccinate, use social networks to eliminate false beliefs, hire female vaccinators, and introduce mandatory vaccination so that it would be impossible to obtain a passport without vaccination.

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