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News Brief

  6/19/2013, Tammuz 11, 5773

Health Officials to Investigate Israeli Polio Scare


The Ministry of Health commissioned the World Health Organization to visit Israel and investigate allegations of polio found in a sewer in the south. The World Health Organization accepted the invitation and will arrive in Israel next week. The Health Ministry reported that another purpose of the visit will be to coordinate health care policy, taking into account the high level of immunity of the population of the State of Israel. Polio can be a crippling disease but the majority of Israelis are vaccinated.