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Polio: Killer in the Congo

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    Polio: Killer in the Congo

    An acute outbreak of poliomyelitis is occurring in the Republic of Congo, with 120 cases of acute flaccid paralysis and 58 deaths. Most cases are in young adults: largely between the ages of 15-25 years.






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    • [*=center]Boys suffering from polio eat a communal dinner at the Stand Proud compound in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, November 29, 2011. Stand Proud is a local organization that cares for children and youth with a variety of physical handicaps in several cities in Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)
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    ouths suffering from polio sit and stand by a wall at the Stand Proud compound in Kinshasa November 29, 2011. Stand Proud is a local organization that cares for children and youth with a variety of physical handicaps in several cities in Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC CONGO - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


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    Arnaud Bivilia, 12, who suffers from polio, stands at the Stand Proud compound in Kinshasa November 29, 2011. Stand Proud is a local organization that cares for children and youth with a variety of physical handicaps in several cities in Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)

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    Youths suffering from polio sleep beside crutches at the Stand Proud compound in Kinshasa November 29, 2011. Stand Proud is a local organization that cares for children and youth with a variety of physical handicaps in several cities in Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)



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    Boys suffering from polio relax at the Stand Proud compound in Kinshasa November 29, 2011. Stand Proud is a local organization that cares for children and youth with a variety of physical handicaps in several cities in Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC CONGO - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)



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        A youth suffering from polio walks through a doorway at the Stand Proud compound in Kinshasa November 29, 2011. Stand Proud is a local organization that cares for children and youth with a variety of physical handicaps in several cities in Congo. ​




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          Boys suffering from polio eat a communal dinner at the Stand Proud compound in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, November 29, 2011. Stand Proud is a local organization that cares for children and youth with a variety of physical handicaps in several cities in Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY)​




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            A Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health employee (R) administers a polio vaccination

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