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Polio Outbreak Highlights Second-Order Devastation in Syria

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

The World Health Organization confirmed this week that there has been an outbreak of polio in Syria, where war has devastated the health care system and there is little hope of doing much to stop the spread of infectious disease.

Trend Lines spoke with three experts about the issues of restricted access, the targeting of health care workers and the inability to move people and supplies across borders. ...

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