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Pakistani Polio Worker Shot, Wounded During Nationwide Immunization Campaign

Reuters: Polio worker shot as Pakistan holds countrywide vaccination drive
“Gunmen shot and wounded a Pakistani polio worker in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams in a country that accounts for more than 70 percent of the world’s cases of the virus. More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan this week, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite threats from militants against the vaccination teams…” (Bukhari/Zahra-Malik, 2/17).

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