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Egypt Fights Back Against Syria Polio Outbreak

Egypt this week joins other countries in the Middle East in ramping up vaccinations against polio.  The move comes as an outbreak in Syria threatens a comeback of the nearly-eradicated disease. As part of the endeavor, Egypt has begun a new round of vaccinations against polio, one of several national efforts in the Middle East after the crippling disease recently resurfaced in war-torn Syria.    UNICEF representative Philippe Duamelle in Cairo notes the virus “needs no...

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