Skip to comments.Polio in Syria: An outbreak that threatens the Middle East
Posted on 03/26/2014 5:43:01 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
As summer approaches, health agencies are warning of the risk of polio spreading across the Middle East from Syria - where now more than 100 children show symptoms of the disease - despite a massive campaign to vaccinate millions of children in surrounding countries.
In the back of a car parked outside a Turkish hospital, the shy woman in a long pink velvet dress starts sobbing as she talks about her baby, being treated in an isolation ward inside.
"He started to get really sick. I tried to make him stand and use his feet, but it was quite impossible," she says. "Now he can't move them any more."
Muhammad, aged five months, her only son, has just been diagnosed with polio. One of the most contagious and feared diseases of the 20th Century, it has paralysed thousands of children. A global vaccination campaign eradicated it almost everywhere, including in Syria, where Muhammad comes from. But now, because of the war there, it's back - sparking panic across the Middle East, and despair in Muhammad's family.
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It is most feared in the 20th Century.
Sucks living in the 8th Century.
I think I recall reading somewhere that many vaccination programs were not considered halal; so maybe that’s your problem.
We had polio licked, thanks to a relentless international campaign. Leave to the muzzies to let it come back.
“because of the war there”
Shouldn’t that read, “because of the 7th century religious dogma that has achieved prominence there”.
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