November 1, 2013
Is Europe at Risk of Polio?
Declan Butler, Nature
The Associated Press
To many Europeans, poliomyelitis is an ancient foe. But for the first time in years, there is a risk that the crippling paralytic disease is about to make an unwelcome return. Poliovirus has re-emerged on Europe’s southeastern flank — in Israel and Syria — leaving public-health officials concerned that the disease could be imported and again become established on the continent.
TAGGED: Polio, Syria, Israel, Europe