“In addition to 15 polio cases in Deir al-Zor province, Syria, two additional cases have been confirmed, one each in rural Damascus and Aleppo,” the organization said on its Twitter account.
The incurable virus was confirmed this month in 13 children who became paralyzed. The WHO says polio is expected to spread after a drop in vaccination rates due to the war.
More than 20 million children are to be vaccinated in Syria and neighboring countries over the next six months, United Nations agencies say. Syria’s immunization rates have plummeted from more than 90 percent before the conflict to around 68 percent.
Yeah, but at least these kids haven’t been exposed to the vaccine and all of its made-up debilitating effects!