In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children (1)________ life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the (2)________ private-public partnership for health, which has (3)________ polio by 99%. Polio now survives (4)________ among the world's three poorest and (5)________ marginalised communities, where it stalks the most (6)________ children. These are — Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. (7)________ poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all (8)________ remain at risk of importation of polio, (9)________ vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunisation services. WHO's goal is (10)________ every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.

Question 172

Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 7.

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