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      Archive: 9/21/2011

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        9/21/2011, Elul 22, 5771

      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.