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Laos Receives International Praise For Response To Recent Polio Outbreak, Xinhua Reports

Xinhua News: Feature: Laos’ commitment to polio response after fatal case attracts international kudos
“The sad news of the death of an eight-year-old Lao boy from a variant of the polio virus in October a decade and a half after Laos was declared free of the polio virus has drawn international attention to this Southeast Asian nation with a young and growing population. A month and a half later after the outbreak, which fortunately had only two fatalities from four confirmed cases, local and international health authorities have expressed confidence that the situation has been remedied…” (11/21).

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