More Than 20 Nations Take Up Polio Emergency

GENEVA (November 13, 2013) Twenty-one nations in the Middle East, calling Pakistan part of the problem, have joined to declare that the eradication of polio is an emergency priority, the World Health Organization says.

The U.N.'s health agency says a joint resolution calls on Pakistan to vaccinate its children with urgency.

An outbreak in Syria is blamed on a polio strain originating in Pakistan.

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