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14 November 2012

Global polio cases down

The number of polio cases worldwide reached a record low in 2012, giving experts confidence that the disease can finally be eradicated.

The number of polio cases worldwide reached a record low in 2012, giving experts confidence that the disease can finally be eradicated, according to presentations made at a major US conference.

Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic. Experts are trying to eliminate polio from those places, making it only the second disease after smallpox to be completely eradicated.

 
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