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WHO Confirms Vaccine-Derived Polio Cases In DR Congo In 2 Separate Clusters

CIDRAP News: WHO reports 2 polio clusters in the DRC, new details in Syria “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] said two separate circulating vaccine-derived polio clusters have been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as it also revealed new details about a similar outbreak in a conflict-ridden…

Children In War-Torn Yemen Face ‘Extremely Dire’ Situation Amid Cholera Outbreak, Widespread Malnutrition, U.N. Agencies Say

The Atlantic: Yemen’s ‘Unprecedented’ Cholera Epidemic “The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has surpassed 100,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, marking an outbreak that the United Nations has dubbed ‘unprecedented’ in scale…” (Serhan, 6/8). U.N. News Centre: Yemen’s children ‘have suffered enough’; UNICEF official warns of…

Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak Confirmed In Syria, WHO Reports

Reuters: Syrian polio outbreak hits global effort to eradicate virus “A polio outbreak has been confirmed in an area of Syria partly held by Islamic State, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the World Health Organization said on Thursday…” (Miles,…

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