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Polio Outbreak Confirmed
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 10 cases of polio in war-torn Syria - the first outbreak in the country in 14 years. The UN body says a further 12 cases are still being investigated. Most of the 22 people who have been tested are babies and toddlers. Before Syria's civil war began in 2011, some 95% of children were vaccinated against the disease. The UN now estimates 500,000 children have not been immunised. Polio has been largely eradicated in developed countries but remains endemic in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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so depressing
4 years ago·Reply
Oh, man.
4 years ago·Reply
al assads gotta go
4 years ago·Reply
@heisenberg No doubt
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