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Polio Outbreak In Pakistan Can Be Controlled In 2015, WHO Official Says

The Guardian: Pakistan polio outbreak ‘will probably be fixed next year,’ says WHO official
“…So far this year, 262 cases have been detected in the country, including in Swat, an area that had been free of polio for five years. … But Elias Durry, one of the World Health Organization’s top officials in Pakistan, said the disease would ‘most probably be fixed in the first half of 2015.’ He said there was new hope for the program after the army launched operations this summer in North Waziristan, wresting control of a tribal area bordering Afghanistan that had long been controlled by militants, who banned all vaccinations…” (Boone, 11/25).

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