World Jun 09

A child receives polio vaccination at an informal settlement of Syrian refugee in Zahle in the Bekaa valley October 16, 2014. Photo by Mohamed Azakir/REUTERS
Polio outbreak reported in Syria

An outbreak of vaccine-related polio cases has been reported in war-torn Syria, the World Health Organization announced Thursday — another hurdle for a nearly 30-year eradication effort that has seen more than its share of setbacks.