YEREVAN, October 30. /ARKA/. Armenian ministry of healthcare urges Syrian Armenians who arrived in the country from Syria to get vaccinated against poliomyelitis, says the press report of the ministry.
According to the information from WHO, suspected polio cases have been recorded in Syrian province of Deir-al-Zor. The laboratory analyses may confirm two people have “wild” polio virus. Most part of the infected is children up to 2 years of age. Over 100,000 children up to 5 years of age are currently in the risk zone in Syria.
The ministry urged Syrian Armenians who immigrated over the last month to visit out-patient clinics for early diagnosis and free vaccination, according to the report.
Syria’s neighbors are planning to carry out additional vaccination against polio focusing mainly on refugees.
Poliomyelitis, also called polio or infantile paralysis, is a highly infectious viral disease that may attack the central nervous system and is characterized by symptoms that range from a mild nonparalytic infection to total paralysis in a matter of hours. –0--