Polio vaccination in Syria halted due to fighting

Jan 14, 2014, 1:38 AM EST
A Pakistani child receives an oral polio vaccine during an anti-polio campaign in Rawalpindi on October 1, 2013.
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Heavy fighting has prevented health workers from getting polio vaccine to an estimated 100,000 Syrian children in the northeastern province of Raqqa, United Nations aid agencies said on Monday, appealing for access.

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