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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    UN, WHO launch polio vaccinations for 23 million children

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:25pm by AFP

    ... conflict. “All Syrian children should be protected from disease,” said Ala Alwan, WHO’s regional director. “We appeal to all parties of the conflict in Syria to co-operate and facilitate pauses in hostilities over the coming six months to allow vaccination campaigns to reach all children.” Health groups consider there to be a high risk of polio spreading in the region. The strain of the disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1376864/un-who-launch-polio-vaccinations-23-million-children
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    UN to vaccinate 20m children in Middle East against polio after Syria outbreak

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... children’s agency’s polio division, said in a statement. The World Health Organisation last week confirmed the polio outbreak in Syria, which had been free of the disease since 1999. The highly infectious disease affects mainly children under five and can cause paralysis in a matter of hours. Some cases can be fatal. “In a region that had not seen polio for nearly a decade, in the last 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1351109/un-vaccinate-20-million-children-middle-east-against-polio-after-syria
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Arabian camel may host deadly Mers virus

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Research by global team could be key to halting spread of Sars-like disease Arabian camel may host deadly Mers virus Researchers yesterday pointed ... that is causing Mers in humans", said a note with a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. Mers has killed 46 of the 94 people confirmed infected since last September, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295743/arabian-camel-may-host-deadly-mers-virus
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Genetic testing and IVF boost population of Israel's Samaritans

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... problems and genetic defects, including rare blood diseases, Usher syndrome, deafness, muteness, blindness and physical disabilities. Over the last decade, the community also relaxed its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1103115/genetic-testing-and-ivf-boost-population-israels-samaritans

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