Pakistan Works To Contain Polio, Issues Travel Restrictions

News outlets report on the spread of polio in Pakistan and the country’s efforts to contain the disease.

Al Jazeera: Vaccination workers under fire
“Anti-Western sentiment threatens to reverse progress made in polio vaccination roll-outs in Karachi…” (Crilly, 5/7).

New York Times: Pakistan: Province Bars Entry to Those Not Vaccinated for Polio
“In the wake of World Health Organization travel restrictions imposed on Pakistan to stop it from spreading polio abroad, one Pakistani province said Tuesday that citizens from anywhere else in the country would not be able to enter it without proof that they had been vaccinated…” (McNeil, 5/6).

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