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  • Polio virus discovered in Jerusalem

    September 10, 2013 | 9:36 am

    The polio virus was discovered for the first time in Jerusalem.

    The virus, which was discovered several months ago in southern Israel and spread to the central and northern parts of the nation, was found in Jerusalem’s wastewater treatment plant, Israel’s Health Ministry said...

  • Polio virus spreads to northern Israel

    August 21, 2013 | 9:21 am

    A strain of the polio virus was found in wastewater near Hadera, meaning the virus has spread to the north of Israel.

    The discovery comes two weeks into a national vaccination project to inoculate Israeli children aged 9 and under with a weakened form of the live virus. The...