As Polio Spreads In Syria, Politics Thwarts Vaccination Efforts

As Polio Spreads In Syria, Politics Thwarts Vaccination Effortsxfrom npr.org: The World Health Organization has declared a polio emergency in Syria. After being free of the crippling disease for more than a decade, Syria 10 confirmed cases of polio in October. Now the outbreak has grown to 17 confirmed cases, the WHO last week. And the virus has spread to four cities, including a war-torn suburb near the capital of Damascus. The Syrian government has pledged to immunize all Syrian children under age 5. But wartime politics is getting in the way. And the outbreak is expected to grow.

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