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A New Global Health Warning on Polio

Once nearly eradicated, increased concern over the spread of polio has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. The rare move comes as cases of the paralyzing virus, which can be fatal, spread outside the border of three nations - Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon - where it persists. We consider what the declaration means, what it will take to contain the virus and which regions are most at risk.

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