Polio was nearly extinct. Then the anti-vaxx movement reached Pakistan – Los Angeles Times

A Pakistani policeman stands guard as health workers carry out a door-to-door polio immunization campaign on the outskirts of Islamabad on April 26, 2019. (Aamir Qureshia / AFP/Getty Images)

An anti-vaccination movement rooted in suspicions of modern medicine. Unsubstantiated rumors fueled by social media. Children infected with a disease that had been all but wiped out.
Polio is making a troubling comeback in Pakistan, and it is being driven by some of the same forces spreading measles in the United States.

Read more at: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-09-04/anti-vaxxers-helping-polio-comeback-pakistan

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