Polio’s last stand

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Polio’s last stand

Pakistan one of few countries where disease keeps cropping up
The number of new polio cases in Nigeria and Afghanistan is creeping up, world health officials say. Afghan polio victim Musa, right, 15, is accompanied by his older brother, Nordahan, at a physical rehabilitation center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Some Pakistanis are declining polio vaccinations because of a distrust of their government or of the West’s counterinsurgency campaign. This child gets a vaccination outside a children’s hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.
An orthopedist works on a small prosthetic leg for a polio patient at a physical rehabilitation center in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Polio’s last stand

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The number of new polio cases in Nigeria and Afghanistan is creeping up, world health officials say. Afghan polio victim Musa, right, 15, is accompanied by his older brother, Nordahan, at a physical rehabilitation center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Some Pakistanis are declining polio vaccinations because of a distrust of their government or of the West’s counterinsurgency campaign. This child gets a vaccination outside a children’s hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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An orthopedist works on a small prosthetic leg for a polio patient at a physical rehabilitation center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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