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A milestone for humanity: 
Two strains of polio are now eradicated

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In a historic milestone to mark World Polio Day on 24 October, type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been declared eradicated. Following the eradication of smallpox and wild poliovirus type 2, this news represents a new achievement for humanity.
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It's time to take action on lead paint
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20-26 October is the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, with a particular focus on eliminating lead paint. Watch the video of WHO's expert Dr Maria Neira explaining what you can do to prevent lead poisoning and why it's important. 

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