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  Cheshvan 25, 5774 , 29/10/13

World Health Organization Discovers Polio in Syria

The World Health Organization announced the discovery of the polio virus among children in northeastern Syria. "Laboratory tests have confirmed that there are ten young people diagnosed with the virus, and there is concern that will spread to other places in the country," A WHO spokesman stated.

In August Israel instituted a nationwide program to vaccinate Israeli children after the polio virus was discovered in sewage emanating from the south.

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