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UN Confirms Polio in Syria

The World Health Organization says it has confirmed 10 cases of polio among young children in northeastern Syria. A spokesman for the U.N. health agency said Tuesday officials are examining 12 other children who have shown polio symptoms. The confirmed cases involve babies and toddlers who are not believed to have received full polio vaccinations. Polio is a highly infections disease that can be transmitted through food and water. Syria has not had an outbreak of polio since 1999, but the ...

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