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Radical Islamists Are Stopping Bill Gates From Eliminating Polio

• Business Insider

But the last remnants of the the debilitating disease must be wiped out in Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan or else it will make a comeback.

Radical islamic militants are preventing that from happening by attacking clinics, health workers, and police who travel with vaccinators to orally administer the antidote to children.

Earlier this month in northern Nigeria armed men linked to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram killed nine people at a clinic after a local cleric denounced polio vaccination campaigns and local radio programs saying the campaigns are part of a foreign plot to sterilize Muslims.

The province, Kona, is now the epicenter of polio infections in Africa as it has refused to participate in the vaccination campaign.

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