13 cases of polio in northeast Syria
13 cases of polio in northeast Syria
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World Health Organization (WHO) , issued a statement yesterday confirming that "13 cases of polio type 1 (SV-1) was detected in Syrian Arab Republic", and that this disease is similar to "a virus its samples were discovered in Egypt in December 2012" from the same kind of a disease discovered in Pakistan, in addition to other samples discovered in the drainage channels in Israel , West Bank and Gaza Strip since February 2013.

 

The statement added that " the current situation in Syrian Arab Republic , the movement of people and the level of immunity in key sectors, leaded increasingly to the risk of HIV polio's spreading across the region".

 

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