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After Ending Polio, India Turns To Stop Another Childhood Killer

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Eight-year-old Manish, who caught polio years ago, learns to walk with leg braces at a rehabilitation center in New Delhi on Thursday. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory

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Sophia Jarvis, 4, of Berkeley, Calif., is one of the few children diagnosed with the polio-like disease, which left her arm paralyzed. She attended a press conference Monday at Stanford University with her dad, Jeff. Martha Mendoza/AP hide caption

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Young boys suspected of having Guinea worm infections wait for the parasite to emerge through the skin at a clinic in South Sudan. Louise Gubb/The Carter Center hide caption

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A polio worker vaccinates a child in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, in October. Arshad Arbab/EPA/Landov hide caption

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They Shot For Zero, But Couldn't Squash Polio In 2013

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Syrian boys line up to get the polio vaccine at a refugee camp in Sidon, Lebanon, on Nov. 7. The Lebanese government plans to vaccinate all kids under age 5 for the virus, including Syrian refugees. Mohammad Zaatari/AP hide caption

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As Polio Spreads In Syria, Politics Thwarts Vaccination Efforts

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A doctor vaccinates a child against polio at a health clinic in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 6. To stop the disease from spreading beyond Syria, health officials plan to vaccinate 20 million children in the region. Youssef Badawi/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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The Ethiopian government has set up about a dozen vaccination booths along its thousand-mile border with Somalia. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Violence, Chaos Let Polio Creep Back Into Syria And Horn Of Africa

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A young girl stands in the doorway of a home in Uttar Pradesh, India. The markings on the door show that a polio immunization team vaccinated children in the home. Alyce Henson/Courtesy of Rotary International hide caption

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Syrian opposition fighters sit on the front line in the city of Deir Ezzor on Oct. 13. Ongoing violence has ravaged the city since March 2011. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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First Polio Cases Since 1999 Suspected In Syria

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Avez, 2, is held by his mother, as he receives the polio vaccine in the Khyber Tribal Region in northwest Pakistan. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat. David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids

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Ali Maow Maalin said he avoided getting the smallpox vaccine as a young man because he was afraid of needles. He didn't want others to make the same mistake with polio. Courtesy of the World Health Organization hide caption

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A Yemeni child receives a polio vaccine in the capital city of Sanaa. The Yemen government launched an immunization campaign last month in response to the polio outbreak in neighboring Somalia. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Polio Eradication Suffers A Setback As Somali Outbreak Worsens

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