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Polio Risk Growing In Pakistan, Conflict Zones In Middle East

News outlets report on the growing risk of polio in Pakistan and conflict zones in the Middle East.

Deutsche Welle: Conflict and polio
“Polio is on the rise in countries at conflict, such as Syria and Iraq. The disease was eradicated there 14 years ago. But regional conflict and a breakdown in public health services have brought polio back and, again, children are at risk…” (Erlich, 10/13).

New York Times: Polio on the Rise Again in Pakistan, Officials Say
“Polio is surging again in Pakistan, frustrating world health officials trying to wipe out the disease. Last week, the country reported 202 cases of paralysis, the first time in 14 years the figure topped 200…” (McNeil, 10/13).

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