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Emergency Polio Immunization Campaign Targets 25M Children In Nigeria; WHO Confirms 3rd Case In Country

Associated Press: WHO confirms 3rd case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club says
“The World Health Organization has confirmed a third case of polio in an area of Nigeria newly liberated from Boko Haram Islamic extremists, the Rotary Club said Monday, amid fears the disease could resurge in neighboring countries…” (Faul, 9/5).

Associated Press: Nigeria’s urgent polio vaccination drive targets 25 million
“An emergency polio vaccination campaign aimed at reaching 25 million children this year has begun in parts of Nigeria newly freed from Boko Haram Islamic extremists, with fears that many more cases of the crippling disease will likely be found…” (Faul, 9/3).

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