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  Elul 22, 5771 , 21/09/11

Polio Outbreak Causes Mecca Concern

The World Health Organization has confirmed a polio outbreak in western China and Pakistan, with at least seven people suffering the contagious disease. WHO officials said steps are being taken to combat the outbreak.

Officials expressed concern that the disease could spread during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.



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