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Spread of Polio a Global Health 'Emergency,' Warns World Health Organization

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Spread of Polio a Global Health 'Emergency,' Warns World Health Organization

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The current spread of polio poses an international emergency and public health threat that could undermine efforts to eradicate the disease, the World Health Organization warned on Monday.

The only other time the United Nations body stated that conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) were warranted was in 2009, during the H1N1 pandemic.

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