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Botswana polio case shocks officials

Finding is setback for eradication effort

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / April 14, 2004

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PRETORIA -- The effort to eradicate polio worldwide by year's end received a major jolt yesterday as health investigators confirmed a new case in Botswana that they traced to northern Nigeria, 3,000 miles away. The new case served as a reminder that the threat of polio's spread is ever-present, and spurred Botswana officials to begin planning a nation-wide immunization program. (Full Article: 904 Words)

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