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Polio Outbreak in Syria Prompts Fears of Regional Spread

An outbreak of polio among children in Syria has the potential to spread rapidly, doctors are warning.  It is Syria’s first polio outbreak in 14 years - and aid agencies have begun emergency vaccination programs. The province of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks between government and rebel forces. Now there is a new emergency. Polio has been detected among several children in the area. Oliver Rosenbauer is from the Polio Eradication Program at the ...

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