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Anti-government protest in Kiev

If you’ve paid even a little bit of attention to the news for the last week, you know that there are plenty of angry people out there, and they’re not gonna take it anymore. The headlines have been filled with stories of protests in Kiev, Ukraine and Caracas, Venezuela, as well as the very sudden mass resignation of the Egyptian…

Just as India celebrated a full year without a single new case of polio this month, Afghanistan and Pakistan officials released data that showed nearly a threefold increase in polio cases in 2011. Although the total numbers were rather small -- 76 (up from 25 in 2010) in Afghanistan and 192 (up from 80 in 2010) in Pakistan -- the…

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that 171 cases of acute flaccid paralysis, the most common sign of acute polio, have been reported in Tajikistan since January.  It appears that all the current cases are coming from the south-west part of the country which borders Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.  Of the 171 cases, 32 have been confirmed wild poliovirus 1 cases;…

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