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Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.
High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.
Cameroon's recent outbreak is its first since 2006 and signals southern movement of the virus, the FAO said.
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared polio's spread this year to be a public health emergency, and she spelled out temporary steps for curbing the threat.
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