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U.N. Takes Measures To Curb Polio Spread In Middle East

News outlets report on U.N. efforts to curb the spread of polio in the Middle East region.

Reuters: Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.
“Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 7/22).

U.N. News Centre: Urgent action needed to protect children against polio in Syria, Iraq, and region — U.N.
“Having just completed the first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever undertaken in the Middle East, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) [Tuesday] warned that unless children in hard-to-reach areas are also vaccinated, the number of those infected will continue to rise…” (7/22).