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Polio spreads in Syria

Dec 2nd 2013 at 3:07 AM

Polio spreads in Syria
Two new areas in Syria for the first time a case of polio detected.
It is a rural area in the capital Damascus and Aleppo in the countryside, not far from the border with Turkey. That the World Health Organization on Tuesday.

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Earlier, 15 cases were reported in the province of Dear al-Zorn in eastern Syria. The WHO and the United Nations agency for children UNICEF announced earlier

this month that more than 20 million children will be vaccinated in an attempt to counteract. Spread of the disease in Syria and neighboring countries
The civil war in Syria, the number of vaccines declined sharply. Was vaccinated before the start of the fight about 90 percent of the population, now that is

only 68 percent Every new case of polio could lead to 200 new infections. Polio can cause permanent paralysis
The outbreak of the disease has also meant that all Syrian refugees under 5 years of entry to the Netherlands to be vaccinated against polio.
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