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Health Workers Scramble to Contain African Epidemic

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Science  02 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5680, pp. 24-25
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5680.24

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Global health officials are bracing for the worst polio epidemic in years in west and central Africa, and they are scrambling for funds to prevent a continent-wide disaster.