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OCT 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Burka Avenger Joins Pakistan's Fight Against Polio

Pakistan's first animated female superhero has joined the fight against polio. In a special for World Polio Day of "Burka Avenger," the Pakistani heroin comes to rescue when an evil magician kidnapped the polio health worker and stole the vaccines. Burka Avenger, a teacher who uses her martial art skills to fight criminals, made her debut on the screens in ...

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OCT 28, 2014 - Globe and Mail

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Video: Pakistan's female superhero joins the fight against polio

With the rise of polio cases in Pakistan, the creators of the country's first animated female superhero join the crusade to eradicate the crippling disease

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OCT 28, 2014 - NPR

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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Would Be Hard To Repeat Today

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. David Oshinsky about the historic polio vaccination trials. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine.

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OCT 28, 2014 - NPR

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Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

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OCT 28, 2014 - The Guardian

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Jonas Salk Google doodle: a good reminder of the power of vaccines

The story of the vaccines development is just one part of a rich and intertwined history of scientific discovery and controversyIn 1954, over 300,000 doctors, nurses, schoolteachers and other volunteers across the United States, Canada and Finland took part in one of the most complex and monumental medical trials in history. The plan was to test the effectiveness of a ...

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