Wild polio virus outbreak in Syria does not affect Israel, says Health Ministry

14.11.2013                      11.Kislew.5774

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Wild polio virus outbreak in Syria does not affect Israel, says Health Ministry

The WHO says it and UNICEF organization are committing to vaccinating all Syrian children.

Israel is not concerned about harm to its residents following an outbreak of wild polio virus in sewage in Syria, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The World Health Organization said that it and the United Nations’ UNICEF organization are “committed to working with all organizations and agencies providing humanitarian assistance to Syrians affected by the conflict; this includes vaccinating all Syrian children no matter where they are, whether in government or contested areas or outside Syria....