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The day of the vaccine

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Children all over Egypt and the Middle East get vaccinated against polio

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AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

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AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

AFP- An Egyptian child reacts after receiving drops of anti polio vaccine during a three-day national immunisation initiative coordinated by the World Health Organization, the Egyptian Health Ministry and the Egyptian Rotary Club on 18 November in Cairo. The World Health Organization recently confirmed 10 cases of polio in children in Syria and there are currently more than 125,000 Syrian refugees living in Egypt. As a result, health workers are moving to vaccinate nearly 8 million children in the region, including Egypt, to prevent an outbreak of the crippling disease throughout the Middle East.


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