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WHO, UNICEF Call On Ukraine To Begin Polio Vaccination Campaign After 2 Confirmed Cases In August

Agence France-Presse: Health groups slam Ukraine for slow polio response
“Global health groups accused Ukraine on Friday of being critically late and ineffective in responding to Europe’s first polio outbreak since 2010. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed in late August that two Ukrainian children had been crippled by the virus in the former Soviet state’s southwestern Zakarpattya region…” (10/9).

U.N. News Centre: Unvaccinated children in Ukraine at heightened risk of polio, U.N. agencies warn
“With Ukraine’s Ministry of Health recently confirming two cases of polio in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are calling for an immediate polio vaccine campaign in the country…” (10/9).

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