New York Times
Accessed 24 August 2013
Africa and Pakistan Face Polio Outbreaks, in Blow to Global Fight
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Published: August 22, 2013
The global effort to eradicate polio, a disease that has been on the brink of extinction for years, is facing serious setbacks on two continents. The virus is surging in Somalia and the Horn of Africa, which had been largely free of cases for several years. And a new outbreak has begun in a part of Pakistan that a warlord declared off limits to vaccinators 14 months ago…