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APR 16, 2014 - New Statesman

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Hungary’s cold war with polio

Trapped by the Cold War and scarred after a failed revolution, Hungary fought one of its greatest battles against polio. The Liberty Statue on Gellert Hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest. Photo: Keystone/Getty Images Kisvárda, Hungary, 1954. The summer night was warm, the road outside deserted. No one drove any more unless they were secret police or favoured by the ...

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APR 11, 2014 - Reuters

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Lebanon in vaccination drive against polio spreading from Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon launched a fourth round of polio immunisation on Friday, trying to prevent the disease spreading from neighboring Syria along with the tide of refugees fleeing the three-year conflict.

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APR 10, 2014 - Kansas City Star

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Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.

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APR 07, 2014 - New York Times

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Polio Spreads From Syria to Iraq, Causing Worries

Although Iraq has only one confirmed case, the World Health Organization said dozens could be afflicted, primarily under-inoculated young children.

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APR 06, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Iraq polio case prompts Mideast mass vaccine campaign

Authorities launched a massive polio vaccination campaign on Sunday in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad. The five-day campaign aims to vaccinate more than 20 million children, including 5.6 million in Iraq alone, UNICEF said, with confirmed cases in conflict-hit neighbouring Syria having sparked a region-wide ...

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