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e·rad·i·ca·tion

(e-rad'i-kā'shŭn),
Referring to disease, the termination of all transmission of infection by extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment; global eradication has been achieved for smallpox, regional eradication for malaria and perhaps in some places for measles.

eradication

[irad′ikā′shən]
the process of completely removing or destroying something.

e·rad·i·ca·tion

(ĕ-rad'i-kā'shŭn)
Referring to disease, the termination of all transmission of infection by extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment; global eradication has been achieved for smallpox, regional eradication for malaria and perhaps in some places for measles.

eradication

extermination of an infectious agent so that no further cases of the related disease can occur.

virtual eradication
reduction of the frequency of occurrence of a disease to an arbitrary level which is considered to be not a threat to the animal population at risk.
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Rotary established the Polio Eradication Champion Award in 1995 to recognize heads of state, health agency leaders and others who have made a significant contribution to polio eradication.
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The UK has been a strong supporter of the global polio eradication initiative with contributions and commitments totaling more than US$960 million through 2012.
We are "this close" and if anyone wishes to contribute to the cause of the final eradication of polio from the world I would be happy to receive donations.
With a polio funding gap of close to $720m, the UK pledged it would double its support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) over the next two years to [pounds sterling]40m, to help fully vaccinate an additional 45 million children.
If polio eradication is the goal for current public-heath campaigns, it is important to recognize exactly what target is being set.
eradication advocate; Chris Maher, Country Operations Head of the Global Polio
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Worldwide, the eradication rate with standard triple therapy is less than 80% in intention-to-treat analyses," said Dr.
The eradication of this devastating, infectious disease has been called one of the greatest achievements in public health.