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Pakistan, Afghanistan Launch Polio Vaccination Campaigns

Reuters: Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive
“Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive this week to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic…” (Hassan et al., 4/9).

Xinhua News: Anti-polio campaign starts as fresh case found in Afghanistan
“Afghan officials will start a three-day anti-polio campaign Tuesday in the high-risk areas, as a fresh case of the infectious diseases has been confirmed in the country’s eastern Kunar province, a statement said Monday. … The campaign will cover more than six million children under the age of five, according to the statement…” (4/9).

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