Polio Epidemic Could Follow Syrian Refugees to Europe

Health workers scramble to vaccinate Syrian refugees, but the virus may have already traveled with some to neighboring countries and Europe.

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign at a refugee camp in Laghman province on June 9, 2013. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is endemic in just three countries now — Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
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