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Eradicating Polio During War

Polio was a global scourge as recently as three decades ago. Since then, it has been on the decline worldwide. Polio has now been eradicated in the wild from all but two countries. We wonder: Which countries still have not halted transmission of polio from the wild?

A. Afghanistan
B. Pakistan
C. Iraq
D. Nigeria Continue reading

Eradicating Polio

The reemergence of the Ebola virus in West Africa has brought global attention to the tragic consequences of communicable diseases. One such disease, polio, was a dreaded presence throughout the 20th century — but has now been eradicated from all but a few countries. We wonder: Which three countries have never eradicated polio?

A. Afghanistan
B. Pakistan
C. Iraq
D. Nigeria

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