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The outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the Syrian Arab Republic has risen from 10 to 13, after laboratory testing has confirmed three new cases of patients who had previously been diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP).
Less than a week after wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was confirmed in Syria, with 10 of 22 suspected cases being confirmed, the Syrian Arab Republic has vowed that it will ensure that all children in the country will receive vaccinations against the debilitating disease.
Nearly two weeks after 22 cases of children suffering acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) were diagnosed in the Syrian Arab Republic, an investigative analysis has revealed that 10 have subsequently been confirmed with wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1).
Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in the Syrian Arab Republic. This cluster was first detected in early October in the Deir al-Zor province and is currently under investigation by public health officials.
Three young patients from South Sudan in East-Central Africa who had been previously immunized with oral polio vaccine have been found to have suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1.