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    The biggest national campaign against poliomyelitis opened throughout the Union of South Africa May 15 - it is entitled "Operation Sugar Lump" since one drop of vaccine is taken on a sugar cube, The campaign is on until May 27.

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    The biggest national campaign against poliomyelitis opened throughout the Union of South Africa May 15 - it is entitled "Operation Sugar Lump" since one drop of vaccine is taken on a sugar cube, The campaign is on until May 27.

    South African health authorities who manufactured the vaccine said the entire population of 15,000,000 could be virtually freed from poliomyelitis. Six million people in the Union are considered susceptible to the disease - whites, coloureds and Asiatics, from three months to forty years of age. For the youngest - the vaccine drop is put on the tongue for swallowing.

    Enquiries for this oral vaccine poured in from countries overseas - most countries engaged in poliomyelitis prevention inject a vaccine by needle.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EH8C2RYZV4E7XY7YOLX1Q46S
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EH8C2RYZV4E7XY7YOLX1Q46S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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