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Syria Vows Polio Fight Will Continue, Blames Pakistan Rebels For Disease
2013-11-05 07:44:18

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.

Syria Takes Action As Polio Is Confirmed In 10 Children In The Region
2013-10-31 06:39:38

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).

Syria On High Alert, Possible Poliovirus Infections Detected In 22 People
2013-10-25 09:39:19

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.

Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Horn of Africa, Neighboring Countries Continues Grasp
2013-10-02 09:48:51

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.


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