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Children To Be Immunized Against Measles, Polio In Philippines

“Around 33,000 children are to be immunized against measles and polio in typhoon-hit Tacloban city” in the Philippines, BBC News reports, noting the WHO, “which is supporting the government campaign, fears possible outbreaks of disease.” According to the news service, “Huge numbers — including many children — were left homeless, and many are surviving in cramped, unhygienic conditions in damaged buildings.” BBC writes, “The aim is to immunize all under-fives in Tacloban City,” adding, “The children will also be checked for malnutrition and given vitamin A drops to help boost their immune systems” (Mazumdar, 11/25).

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