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Boko Haram tried to stop Nigeria from eliminating polio. They failed. – NBC News

Nigeria is on the verge of eliminating polio, but Boko Haram is standing in the way. Using violence…

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Nigeria is on the brink of eliminating polio, thanks to women – NBC News

Amina Anas wanted more information before getting her baby boy vaccinated against polio. Anas, who lives in a…

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Polio Is Back in Pakistan: Public Health Watch – Contagion Live

A region that has seen its share of suffering in recent decades is starting to see more. According…

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From the Archives, 1959: Sharp polio rise; serum now being tested – Sydney Morning Herald

There were 166 new cases of paralytic poliomyelitis in the U.S. last week — the most for…

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Africa on track to be declared polio free but cases rise in Pakistan – The Telegraph

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Residents end boycott of anti-polio drive – The Frontier Post

The residents of union council Takhtikhel ended boycott of anti-polio drive and expressed willingness over vaccination of…

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Pakistan sees surge in polio cases as parents dupe authorities over vaccination status – The Telegraph

A girl has her finger marked after being given the polio vaccine…

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Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive – Reuters UK

Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has…

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Africa and polio eradication – Africa on the verge of history! – ReliefWeb

An eye on regional certification of wild poliovirus eradication Africa has not detected any wild poliovirus from any…

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Surging cases have dashed all hope that polio might be eradicated in 2019 – Science Magazine

A relative mourns a female polio vaccinator killed by gunmen in Pakistan…

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Jonas Salk: The Man Who Beat Polio – Interesting Engineering

Jonas Salk became a national, and international, hero in…

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Polio survivors angry over being ‘abandoned’ by Rehab – The Irish Times

Polio survivor Josephine O’Reilly at home in Glenageary, Co Dublin with her…

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Pakistan urges Facebook to take down polio vaccine misinformation – FRANCE 24 English

Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it…

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What my polio-stricken mother would tell parents today about the importance of immunization – PBS NewsHour

I was 1 year old in 1949 when polio struck my mother. As I got older and…

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Ebola disbelief widespread in DR Congo hotspots – BBC News

More than a quarter of people surveyed in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo told…

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Crossley Park goes purple for polio – Derbyshire Live

Crossley Park is ablaze with colour thanks to the Rotary Club of Amber Valley. Rotary International has been…

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Youngsters ‘delighted’ to plant purple bulbs and raise awareness of polio – Daily Echo

HAMPSHIRE schoolchildren are hoping to see the fruits of their labour this Spring after planting bulbs in…

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Bill Gates says this is his New Year’s resolution for 2019 – CNBC

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates doesn’t typically make New Year’s resolutions. Still, he does enjoy taking stock of…

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Getting rid of polio – The News International

With a new government promising a brand new Pakistan, the question is whether we will be able…

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Acute flaccid paralysis: Investigation into mystery rise of rare polio-like illness leaving children paralysed – The Independent

Health officials are investigating an unexplained rise in cases of a mysterious polio-like illness which causes paralysis…

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