Polio resurfacing in Muslim-majority countries

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Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, administers a polio vaccine to a child in New Delhi, India. HHS and USAID are among the partners supporting the Government of India’s campaign to eradicate polio.

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Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, administers a polio vaccine to a child in New Delhi, India. HHS and USAID are among the partners supporting the Government of India’s campaign to eradicate polio.

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(RNS) The problem is prompting some polio-free countries to demand that visitors from high-risk countries take oral vaccines at the airport upon arrival.