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Peshawar, Pakistan is the “largest reservoir of endemic polio viruses in the world.” However, militant leaders, such as the Taliban, denounce health care professionals’ efforts to vaccinate residents, and have launched attacks on teams of individuals that struggle to administer vaccinations in areas that need them most. 89 more words
Less than a century ago, Americans faced diseases that crippled them or brought sudden death, especially in remote areas such as the Appalachians. Many of these ailments are unknown today, while others can now be treated with over-the-counter remedies. 152 more words
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Two bombs minutes apart struck tribal police assigned to guard polio workers in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing 11, police said.
Police official Nawabzada Khan said the first of the two bombs struck an escort vehicle in the Lashora village of Jamrud tribal region in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. 220 more words