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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Polio outbreak confirmed among Syrian children

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 07:00pm by Reuters

    ... spread inside and outside the country where civil war has led to falling vaccination rates. The highly contagious crippling disease, transmitted via contaminated food and water, can spread ... are deemed vulnerable, according to the WHO's latest estimate. Before the conflict, 91 per cent of Syrian children were vaccinated against diseases including polio, but the rate has fallen ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian minister blames polio outbreak on 'jihadists' from Pakistan

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:10pm by AP

    ... a highly contagious disease, usually infects children in unsanitary conditions. ... confirmed 10 polio cases in northeast Syria, the first confirmed outbreak of the disease in the country in 14 years, raising a risk of it spreading across the region. The confirmed cases are among ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian children suffering from ‘brutal’ health care methods, says charity

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... to Save the Children. Newborn babies die in hospital incubators during power cuts, while millions of children have been exposed to deadly diseases, some of which are preventable with vaccinations ... if we don't they will bleed to death," the doctor said. Also worrying is the re-emergence of deadly and disfiguring diseases such as polio and measles, which can permanently maim ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN increases Syria vaccination efforts amid polio fears

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva UN agencies said on Friday they were stepping up efforts to vaccinate children in Syria against a host of diseases amid fears of a possible polio outbreak ... in the country and across the region against polio”. Last weekend, the WHO warned that Syria might be facing its first outbreak of the crippling disease since 1999, after two suspected polio cases were ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN to vaccinate 10.5 million children in Middle East against polio

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 06:22am by NYT

    ... The New York Times UN tries to head off outbreak of the incurable disease in war-torn country and wider region; already, young children have been paralysed Urgent jabs for 10.5 m amid ... be an explosive outbreak of polio. The incurable viral disease that cripples and kills has reappeared in the war-ravaged country for the first time in more than a dozen years. The officials said ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugees face wave of racism in Egypt, Lebanon

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... for Syrians after 6:00 pm (1500 GMT), causing outrage among Lebanese activists. All too often in Lebanon comments that “these Syrians” “rape our daughters” and “spread diseases” can be overheard. ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels used deadly nerve gas sarin, says UN investigator

    Posted May 06th 2013, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention. In high doses, sarin paralyses the muscles around the lungs and prevents chemicals from “switching off” the body’s secretions, so victims suffocate or drown ...



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