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Syria region where polio found excluded from 2012 vaccination drive

By Reuters | Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:00 AM
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* Deir al-Zor left out on grounds most residents had left

* But province has had a large population throughout the war

* Deir al-Zor vaccinated in Jan 2013 but coverage still too low

* Not clear why it was singled out

By Oliver Holmes

BEIRUT, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Syrian government excluded the largely rebel-held province of Deir al-Zor - where polio broke out this year - from a...

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