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Experts Urge Continuing Polio Surveillance In Syria, Iraq To Ensure No New Cases

IRIN: Has Syria really beaten polio?
“The World Health Organization has announced that Syria has seen no new cases of polio in the past year, but some health experts question the quality of the surveillance that led to this conclusion. … Last week, at a regional polio review conference held in the Lebanese capital Beirut, experts said the successes of the past year were no indication that the battle against polio in Syria or Iraq had been won. They urged surveillance must continue to be improved…” (Chudacoff/Redvers, 2/5).

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