January 22, 2014
The Suppressed Truth of Syria's Polio Epidemic
Annie Sparrow, New York Review of Books
The Associated Press
In the midst of all this violence, it is easy to miss the health catastrophe that has also struck Syrian children, who must cope with war trauma, malnutrition, and stunted growth alongside collapsing sanitation and living conditions. Syria has become a cauldron of once-rare infectious diseases, with hundreds of cases of measles each month and outbreaks of typhoid, hepatitis, and dysentery.
TAGGED: Polio, Syria