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World now 80% polio free, World Health Organization says

The World Health Organization has declared its South East Asia region polio-free, so 80% of the world is now officially free of the disease.

The certification, which comes after India officially recorded three years without a new case of polio, is being hailed a "historic milestone" in the global fight to eradicate the deadly virus.

Tulip Mazumdar reports.

  • 27 Mar 2014
  • From the section Asia
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