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Obituary: Dr. Ciro de Quadros

Dr. Ciro de Quadros | Credit: Sonia Mey-Schmidt/PAHO/WHO

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, a Brazilian epidemiologist who was instrumental in ridding the Americas of polio, died in late May. He was 74 and had pancreatic cancer.

Just five weeks before, on April 25, Dr. de Quadros was named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO, the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization). Continue reading →

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