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Polio! Let’s Stop It

Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988 the global incidence of poliomyelitis has fallen by nearly 99 %. From a situation where wild type polio virus was endemic in 125 countries across five continents,…

WhatsApp Black Circle of Death

In recent weeks, a message that has been dubbed as the "WhatsApp Text Bomb" or "Black Circle of Death" has been making its rounds around the world. This seemingly harmless message forwarded to the masses on WhatsApp that causes the…