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'Emergency plan' to eradicate polio launched

Polio has been declared a "global emergency" by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative after "explosive" outbreaks in countries previously free of the disease.

It has launched a plan to boost vaccination in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the only countries where the disease is still endemic.

The BBC's Orla Guerin reports.

  • 24 May 2012