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Fighting resurgent polio in the Congo

February 2011: In late 2010, a deadly polio outbreak struck the Republic of the Congo. Some 64 cases have been confirmed, and over 300 cases of paralysis and 179 deaths are suspected to be polio-related. Mass immunizations are fighting the epidemic, part of a regional resurgence of the disease.

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