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WHO Convenes Emergency Meeting On Polio

News outlets report on a WHO emergency meeting convened to discuss the cross-border spread of polio in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Agence France-Presse: WHO starts emergency polio talks
“The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it had convened emergency talks amid rising concern over polio after cases were discovered in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Equatorial Guinea…” (4/28).

Reuters: WHO holds emergency meeting on cross-border spread of polio
“The World Health Organization (WHO) began an emergency meeting with experts on Monday on how to halt the spread of the crippling polio virus across international borders in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East…” (Kelland, 4/28).