Bruce Aylward
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WHO: World facing polio health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of polio is an international public health emergency.

Outbreaks in Asia, Africa and Middle East are an "extraordinary event" needing a co-ordinated "international response", the agency says.

WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward says "one of the deadliest diseases in history has the opportunity to resurge".

  • 05 May 2014
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