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Polio Vaccination Efforts Prove Challenging Along Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Agence France-Presse: Polio’s last stand on the Afghan-Pakistan border
“About 1.3 million oral vaccinations are administered every year to children at the Torkham Gate crossing, the focal point of an intense global campaign to eradicate polio by 2018. But Afghanistan and Pakistan — two of the three remaining ‘endemic’ polio nations — face a tough task due to fighting on either side of the border, Taliban opposition to vaccinations and rumors that the drops could cause impotency…” (Sheppard, 3/5).

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