WHO announces end of polio outbreak in Syria

تحرير أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 7 ديسمبر، 2018 9:56:18 م خبر دولياجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني صحة

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On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the end of the polio outbreak detected in 2017 in Syria with no international spread.  

The WHO published a statement on its official website that experts in global public health, virology, and epidemiology said that the outbreak has ended after reviewing all available surveillance and immunization evidence from the past 18 months in Syria.

The report mentioned that the first cases of the poliovirus outbreak were confirmed in June 2017, in Deir al-Zor governorate in Eastern Syria and resulted in 74 cases.

Dr. Chris Maher, the Manager for Polio Eradication in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, said that Syria is no longer infected with polio but is vulnerable to re-infection if efforts to boost immunity levels and strengthen our disease surveillance do not continue, according to the same report.

Last week, a polio vaccine campaign was launched in the cities and towns controlled by the opposition factions in the Aleppo governorate. The campaign will target about 35 thousand children. Earlier, more than one hundred thousand children in al-Raqqa were vaccinated against polio.

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تحرير أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 7 ديسمبر، 2018 9:56:18 م خبر دولياجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني صحة
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