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WHO Declares Spread of Polio a Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization says the spread of polio is now an international public health emergency that could grow in the coming months. The agency on Monday said currently there are polio outbreaks in 10 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This is the first time that the World Health Organization has issued an international alert on polio. Polio usually strikes children under the age of five and is most often spread through infected water. There is no specific cure for...

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