Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Globe and Mail- Polio reaches Mecca, will soon spread throughout Islamic world, because Muslims don't believe in the vaccine!

The Globe and Mail
Officials fear polio outbreak in pilgrims

Polio apparently reached Mecca, Islam's holy city, just before the annual pilgrimage by two million Muslims last month, and World Health Organization officials fear the disease may be carried around the world by returning pilgrims.

In crowded nations with spotty vaccination coverage like Bangladesh and Indonesia, “there could be substantial consequences,” said Bruce Aylward, co-ordinator of the health organization's Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

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