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  11/4/2013, Kislev 1, 5774

Syrian Official: All Children to Receive Polio Vaccine


A senior Syrian official stated today (Monday) that all Syrian children would receive the polio vaccine, according to a report by AP.

Following the discovery of 10 cases of polio in the northeast of the country, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad added that they would be working with international organizations to ensure that even the rebel-held areas would receive the vaccine.

Last week the U.N. health organization confirmed the first polio outbreak in Syira in 14 years, saying it raised the potential for the disease to spread throughout the region. The 10 cases were said to be underimmunized babies and toddlers, according to the Wolrd Health Organization.