The Peninsula 2013.10.29 13:01
GENEVA: A polio outbreak has been confirmed among young children in
northeast Syria and risks spreading in the region, the World Health
Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Twenty-two children in Deir al-Zor province became paralysed this month
with acute flaccid paralysis, symptoms that can be caused by other
diseases, and WHO's laboratory in Tunis has now isolated the wild polio
virus in samples taken from 10 victims.
SYRIA, OLIVER, OUTBREAK, POLIO, VACCINE, DOSE, Syria