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11 HOURS AGO - Globe and Mail

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Amid Afghanistan’s escalating war, a battle to beat polio

In a nation where Taliban militants are fast gaining ground against government forces, keeping the highly infectious disease in check is a daunting and dangerous task

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AUG 15, 2014 - The Week

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How Obama's rank political opportunism helped fuel a polio crisis

There is a tragic story unfolding in Pakistan, which is the only country in the world where polio infections increased last year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 416 reported cases in the world last year. Ninety-three of them were in Pakistan. As of early August of this year, there had been 128 recorded cases in 2014. ...

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AUG 11, 2014 - New York Times

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Amid Iraq’s Political Chaos, a New Polio Vaccination Campaign Faces Challenges

Unicef and the World Health Organization said they would seek to vaccinate four million children, but it was unclear whether Islamist militants would agree.

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AUG 11, 2014 - Seattle Times

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Amid Iraq’s chaos, a new polio vaccination campaign

UNICEF and the World Health Organization have begun a four-day campaign to try to vaccinate 4 million children for polio in Iraq, a difficult task in a region ravaged by fighting.

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AUG 11, 2014 - New York Times

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Amid Iraq’s Chaos, a New Polio Vaccination Campaign

Unicef and the World Health Organization said they would seek to vaccinate four million children, but it was unclear whether Islamist militants would agree.

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