UN officials confirm polio outbreak in northern Syria, warn of potential spread among children

  • by: ALBERT AJI , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 29, 2013 - 4:26 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria — The U.N. confirmed an outbreak of polio in Syria for the first time in over a decade on Tuesday, warning the disease threatens to spread among an estimated half-million children who have never been immunized because of the civil war.

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