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Polio from Syria threatening Europe

  • Syrian civil war might have resulted in the return of Polio and there's a risk that rare diseases from the region could spread to Europe since many Syrians have become refugees there. 

    Considering that only one in every 200 infected people show symptoms, they might not be aware of the fact that they are carrying disease. The vaccine in Europe doesn't completely prevent the infection but is good at hiding symptoms. 

    A broader approach is required to control the spread and vaccinating Syrians is simply not enough. 

    But there's some good news about Syria: Inspectors reported that all but one out of the 23 chemical sites have been destroyed in the region. 

    Tagged as: Syria diseases, syria polio, syria, civil war syria, world news