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Nigeria Reaches Milestone: No Polio Cases for a Year

The World Health Organization announced Friday that Nigeria has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries, a key step in the eradication of the disease. The organization said Nigeria had gone more than a year without a recorded case of naturally occurring poliovirus. Once Nigeria has gone three years without reporting a case of the virus, the country can be declared polio-free. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the public-private partnership that is leading the...

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