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The International Papillomavirus Society has announced that Australia could become the first country to eliminate cervical cancer entirely.

 

Good news on HPV..!!!

 

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/australia-eradication-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-scheme?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Branded+Content&utm_campaign=ScienceNaturePageSign

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