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With U.N. Support, Health Workers Aim To Vaccinate 41M Children Against Polio In Northeastern Nigeria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Health workers race to vaccinate 41 million children against polio in Lake Chad: U.N.
“Health workers have launched a drive to vaccinate more than 41 million children against polio in West Africa’s Lake Chad as they race to contain an outbreak of the disease in conflict-hit northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 10/11).

U.N. News Centre: UNICEF gears up to vaccinate 41 million children after polio outbreak in northeastern Nigeria
“…At the regular bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva [Tuesday], UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac expressed major concerns regarding the re-emergence of polio in Nigeria after two years of no recorded cases, stating that populations fleeing conflict have been on the move within the subregion, which raises concerns that the virus could spread across borders…” (10/11).

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