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Paralysis In Venezuelan Child Not Caused By Poliovirus, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: After tests, WHO rules out return of polio to Venezuela
“Tests carried out by the World Health Organization following a suspected case of polio in Venezuela have ruled out any return of the crippling childhood disease, the U.N. agency has said…” (6/16).

CNN: Polio has not returned to Venezuela, WHO says
“… ‘Final laboratory analysis received [Friday] has confirmed that the [acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)] symptoms are not associated with wild or vaccine-derived poliovirus,’ [a WHO] statement said…” (Goldschmidt et al., 6/15).

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