In Syria, there were no Polio cases, until the WHO started its vaccination program with live-weakened virus in 2012. This caused the first Polio-outbreak in Syria since 1999 !
Maybe it is time for a drug company to come up with a new vaccine to combat the current cases of Vaccine-derived Polio Virus in Syria. The CDC is on it.
Highlights from the CDC document:
- Among 74 cases reported as of June 17, 2018 (62%) occurred in females
- Since the 1988 inception of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), progress toward interruption of wild Poliovirus (WPV), transmission has occurred mostly through extensive use of oral Poliovirus vaccine