8/11/2011

While the number of polio cases is dropping in countries such as India, Nigeria and Afghanistan, diagnoses have doubled this year in Pakistan, where governmental miscues, a skeptical populace, radical clerics and poor security for health workers are combining to derail global efforts to eradicate the highly contagious viral disease. But polio also has reappeared elsewhere, in places such as Chad, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and northern Nigeria, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which reports a significant shortfall in funding.

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