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Conflict, Humanitarian Crises Fuel Cholera, Polio Outbreaks In Yemen, Syria

Washington Post: How war brought cholera and polio back to the Middle East
“As war ravages public health systems in Yemen and Syria, doctors are treating epidemics and diseases they once thought were things of the past. In Yemen, it is cholera, a bacterial disease spreading so fast, [more than] 160,000 people have fallen sick since April. In Syria, it is polio, almost two decades after government efforts to eradicate the illness were hailed as a textbook example of a good practice…” (Loveluck, 6/21).

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