BBC News Examines Polio’s Resurgence In Africa, Middle East

BBC News examines polio’s resurgence in some parts of the world. In a 60-second video report, the news service “outlines the struggle against polio,” noting that, “[d]espite a quarter-century-long vaccination program … experts fear it could make a comeback in countries riven by conflict” in the Middle East and Africa (12/19). In a second video, the news service looks at an emergency vaccination campaign underway to stop “a significant outbreak” in the Horn of Africa (12/19). And in an article, BBC highlights an emergency vaccination campaign in the Middle East, where a recent outbreak of the disease in conflict-ridden Syria “sent shockwaves around the region, especially across Syria’s western border in Lebanon” (Torbey, 12/19).

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