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Monday, 14 August 2017

UN Declares Somalia Free of Polio


The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Somalia free of polio. The UN health agency announced that it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years.

The declaration by WHO keeps Somalia outside the last group of countries which still record cases of polio in the world. Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the remaining countries where polio is still being recorded.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The disease was first recognized as a distinct condition by Michael Underwood in 1789 and the virus that causes it was first identified in 1908 by Karl Landsteiner.
  • Headquarter of WHO is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Source- The Hindu Business Line

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