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WHO Publishes Feature Story On Polio Eradication Efforts In Afghanistan, Pakistan

WHO: Pakistan and Afghanistan: the final wild poliovirus bastion
“As recently as 30 years ago, wild poliovirus paralyzed more than 350,000 children in more than 125 countries every year. Today, the virus has been beaten back to less than 30 reported cases in 2018 in just two countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan — and the world stands on the cusp of an unprecedented public health success: the global eradication of a human disease for only the second time in history…” (1/4).

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