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Polio outbreak feared in Congo

Catholic World News - November 11, 2010

Polio, a dreaded disease that has been eliminated in most parts of the world, is making a comeback in the Republic of Congo.

The World Health Organization reports that 94 people have died and 201 cases of paralysis have been reported. Authorities fear that the failure to immunize in the past 15 years, combined with the massive movements of migrants and refugees across central Africa, have led to a new outbreak of the disease.

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