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With Only 25 Reported Polio Cases This Year, Experts Tout Progress Against Paralytic Disease

Reuters: Polio eradicators hail historic progress, aim to ‘finish the job’
“The world is closer than ever to being able to wipe out polio, international experts said on Thursday, with zero cases of the crippling disease recorded across all of Africa this year and fewer than 25 globally. Polio eradication specialists are wary of claiming premature success and warn complacency could prove the project’s downfall, but with only two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, reporting polio cases in 2015, they see an end in sight…” (Kelland, 4/30).

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