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‘Dangerous’ Polio Strain Spreads from Pakistan to China

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says what it calls a “dangerous strain” of polio has spread from Pakistan to China. The U.N. agency says it has confirmed a genetic link between wild polio virus in China and a strain circulating in Pakistan. It says there have been seven confirmed cases over the past two months in […]

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Nigerian State Orders Parents to Immunize Against Polio

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nigeria’s northern Kano state say parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated against polio may be prosecuted. The government order issued this week comes as the United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, has been pressuring Nigeria’s northern states to promote vaccination against the highly contagious disease. Officials began a four-day immunization campaign in […]

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