Archives For Polio

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7. New York’s Silent But Deadly Fracking Problem

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15. Man-made chemicals are hidden health hazards

By Zahir Shah Sherazi and Ben Brumfield, CNN

updated 3:51 AM EST, Sat March 1, 2014
  • Two vans carrying a polio vaccination team are hit by a roadside bomb
  • Security forces and militants fire upon each other
  • Pakistan’s military has carried out operations against the Taliban since peace talks broke down

Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN) — Two vans carrying a polio vaccination team were hit by a roadside bomb in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Agency on Saturday, authorities said.

The attack killed at least six people and injured 12, they said.

Security forces and militants at the scene were engaged in a gun battle.

The Khyber Agency is a loosely governed tribal region, which borders on Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s military has been carrying out operations against suspected Taliban strongholds in Khyber and other nearby agencies, after peace talks with the militant group broke down.

Earlier this week, government airstrikes demolished suspected Pakistani Taliban hideouts in Waziristan and may have killed dozens, the military said.

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Doctors in California have found a rare strain of a group of viruses in children who have polio-like symptoms, but not polio. Researchers are investigating approximately 20 other cases but are not yet sure if they are related to the virus. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.