Heather Murdock November 9, 2012 07:00
ABUJA, Nigeria — In the United States, polio mostly lives in the memories of grandparents. In Nigeria it is everywhere. A Nigerian word for “crippled person,” in fact, is synonymous with polio. And while the rest of the world celebrates the near-extinction of the disease, health officials warn the rise of polio in Nigeria this year could lead to a surge in other countries.