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Polio Experts Strive to Understand a Puzzling Outbreak

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Science  16 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5780, pp. 1581
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5780.1581

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Health authorities in Namibia are scrambling to vaccinate the entire population, some 2 million people, against poliovirus, which has resurfaced after a 10-year absence in a highly unusual--and deadly--outbreak. (Read more.)