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Polio vaccine drive targets 41m African children as Nigeria battles outbreak

Unicef launches emergency immunisation campaign across northern Nigeria and neighbouring African countries in bid to stop polio virus taking hold Nigeria is racing to contain a polio outbreak in its north-east state of Borno, amid fears the virus could spread to neighbouring countries and set back global efforts towards eradication. This week, the UN children’s fund, Unicef, launched an emergency vaccination drive in 18 states in northern Nigeria and neighbouring Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Central African Republic, to immunise more than 41 million children.
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