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Polio Outbreak Confirmed in Syria, 10 Known Cases

October 29, 2013
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After being suppressed for more than 14 years, Polio has resurfaced in war-torn Syria.

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Polio Outbreak Feared in Syria

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Newsy (Oct. 26, 2013) — Syria is mounting a campaign against polio after what appears to be the first outbreak of the disease in 14 years.
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Uganda on Alert for Ebola but No Confirmed Cases

Uganda on Alert for Ebola but No Confirmed Cases

AFP (July 31, 2014) — Uganda's health minister said on Thursday that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country, but that it remained on alert for cases of the deadly virus. Uganda has suffered Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2012. Duration: 00:59 Video provided by AFP
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Measles Outbreak Linked to Disneyland Spreads

Measles Outbreak Linked to Disneyland Spreads

Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 21, 2015) — The number of confirmed cases linked to the Disneyland measles outbreak continues to rise, with Disney officials saying five of their employees have been infected. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
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