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Pakistan Polio Outbreak Imperils Global Eradication

A Taliban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan, threatening to derail dramatic progress made this year towards wiping out the disease worldwide, health officials say.   Health teams in Pakistan have been attacked repeatedly since the Taliban denounced vaccines as a Western plot to sterilize Muslims and imposed bans on inoculation in June 2012.   In North Waziristan, a region near the Afghan border that has been cordoned off by the Taliban, dozens ...

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