Syria mounting anti-polio campaign in wake of suspected outbreak
The Syrian government has been mounting a campaign to boost vaccination among children in Syria after at least 20 suspected cases of polio were reported — from government and opposition sources — near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. World Health Organization personnel were working with government health officials in Syria as well as surrounding countries "to stop what's circulating in Syria and make sure it doesn't spread," said Dr. Bruce Aylward, the World Health Organization's assistant director-general for polio, emergencies and country collaboration.
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