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Violence, Low Vaccine Coverage Fuel Polio Outbreak In Cameroon

IRIN: Regional insecurity fuels polio in Cameroon
“Three new polio cases have been confirmed in Cameroon over the past two weeks, making it the country’s first outbreak since 2011 and causing alarm among health officials who link the virus’s spread to weak vaccine campaign coverage and displacement following violence in neighboring northeastern Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR)…” (3/26).

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