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In Iraq, Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Underway

Iraq was free of polio for nearly 14 years – until March, when the crippling disease paralyzed two children and set alarm bells ringing. Now, a massive immunization campaign is underway in the war-torn country. The effort – spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization and the United Nations' Children’s Fund – aims to reach more than 4 million children under age 5. "Iraq has now become very vulnerable to a wider outbreak of this...

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