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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Polio Not-So-Trivial Pursuits


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What year were the Americas certified as being free of polio?
What year was Europe certified as being free of polio?

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Answers:
The Americas were certified as being polio-free on September 29, 1994.
Europe was certified as being polio-free on June 21, 2002.

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For more information on polio, check out these two pages:

http://www.unicef.org/newsline/poliopkglmilestones.htm
http://www.unicef.org/newsline/poliopkeuromilestones.htm

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