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Arab countries caught in a cycle of war and disease

11 Sep 2018, SciDevNet

Conflict has left the door open for epidemics in the Middle East, letting leishmaniasis into Syria, polio back into Iraq after 14 years, and cholera to spread across Yemen again. The conditions leading to the spread of epidemics in conflict areas are related to weaknesses in the health sector before conflict begins and the collapse of the sector during conflict.



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