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Pakistan May Be Standing in Way of Polio's Eradication

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Uri Friedman
Pakistan May Be Standing in Way of Polio's Eradication
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Several Pakistani news outlets today are dissecting a troubling finding from the U.N. Children's Fund: the 63 cases of polio diagnosed in the country so far this year are nearly double the 36 detected during the same period last year. The highly contagious viral disease, which attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis or even death, is most evident in the province of Balochistan and has now spread to other areas that haven't been infected for the past five years. ... Read more about Pakistan May Be Standing in Way of Polio's Eradication

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