The Key to Contain Epidemic
Below is my comment on the Time article of "Polio’s Back. Why Now? "( Page 42 Time, May 16, 2005)
Your article on Polio reminds me of the past experiences of other famous contagious diseases such as AIDS, mad core disease and bird flu and knocked me on the head because the people’s fear of vaccines gave polio a chance to revive despite that it was almost eradicated everywhere.
Since the recent spread of polio is seen mainly in the developing countries of Africa and Asia, the people’s attention as well as the chance of this epidemic in the developed countries seems to be very low.
However, the key to contain these infectious diseases depends not only on the advanced medical technology but on the education by the developed world not to spread the rumor and the fear in the developing countries.