Oct 27, 2013

700,000 children under 5 in Lebanon are to receive polio vaccines within the next two months after suspected cases of the incurable disease were discovered in neighboring Syria.

Lebanon to vaccinate children after suspected polio cases in Syria.

(Reuters) - Lebanon, which hosts more than 700,000 Syrian refugees, said on Friday it would vaccinate all children under five against polio after suspected cases of the crippling viral disease were found in neighboring Syria.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday at least 22 people had acute flaccid paralysis, a symptom of diseases including polio, in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, which borders Iraq, most of them children.

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