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Researchers: Polio Outbreak Could Spread From Africa and Middle East to Europe

Disease discovered in Syria, Israel, and Somalia

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Polio outbreaks in the Middle East and Africa could spread to Europe if precautions aren't taken, researchers say.

The recent discovery of the poliovirus in Syria, Somalia and Israel should be a wake-up call for European health officials, according to epidemiologist Martin Eichner at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.