IRAQ REPORTS FIRST SUSPECTED POLIO CASE SINCE 2000

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BAGHDAD: Iraq’s health ministry said on Wednesday it had found its first suspected polio case in 14 years, which could have originated in neighboring Syria where confirmed cases have sparked a region-wide alert. The suspected case was found in a young boy in Bab al-Sham near Baghdad, ministry spokesman Ziad Tariq told Agence France-Presse.

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