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Nigeria To Cautiously Welcome 1-Year Without Recorded Polio Case

Quartz: The world’s poorest countries could finally wipe out polio — as long as the richest ones don’t bring it back
“On July 24, 2015, it will be exactly one year since the last case of poliomyelitis was detected in Nigeria. … However, it’s too early to start celebrating. … According to [Oyewale Tomori, chairman of the expert review committee on polio eradication in Nigeria], there are two things that could cause polio to come back in Nigeria: government complacency and religious extremism…” (Merelli, 7/22).

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