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Polio Nearly Eradicated; Last Cases Originate In Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria

Forbes: World Looks Anxiously To Pakistan, Afghanistan, And Nigeria To Eradicate Polio
“…The Global Polio Eradication Initiative hopes to see the final case of polio either late this year or early next year. All polio cases, regardless of where they are found, now originate from three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. You can count the number of cases this year in Afghanistan or Nigeria on your fingers; the end of polio there is clearly within reach…” (Thorpe, 7/21).

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