Nigeria Polio Vaccination Incidents
Title of Article: Gunmen kill polio immunization workers in northern Nigeria
Source: Los Angeles Times- World, http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-polio-immunization-shooting-nigeria-20130208,0,6931585.story?track=rss
“Conservative Muslim clerics in Nigeria’s north have long been leery of immunizations. Polio exploded there a decade ago after imams called for a halt to immunizing of children, claiming the vaccinations were a Western plot to sterilize Muslim girls.”
Along with this quote above, the end of the article makes a very hefty claim about the state of Nigeria’s polio problem and what it is doing to the surrounding countries. The author claims that Nigeria is one of three countries in the world where polio remains endemic which is an evaluation claim, but also in the same paragraph states a consequential claim by saying that “Nigeria has allowed the crippling disease to spread to other countries in the past, reinfecting areas where polio had been wiped out” which is most likely true but not proven (at least in terms of the article).