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Attack On Medical Facilities In Syria Sets Back Polio, Measles Immunization Efforts, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk
“The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. If confirmed, the WHO said, the attack would put thousands of children at risk of these serious infectious, viral diseases. Both can spread rapidly in areas of conflict…” (Kelland, 10/13).

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