News Briefs

  6/15/2014, Sivan 17, 5774

Polio Virus Resurgence Prompts WHO to Make Recommendations

The World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern following a resurgence of the Polio virus in a number of countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East- including Israel.

As of date, the virus has been found in Pakistan, Cameroon, the Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan, Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria and Somalia. The infected countries are not currently exporting the virus. Polio vaccines are currently being encouraged.