One million people wounded, diseases spreading in Syria: WHO

December 19, 2014 10:07 AM

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One million people wounded, diseases spreading in Syria: WHO

BEIRUT (Reuters) - One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organization's Syria representative said.

A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the war to 52 percent this year and contaminated water have added to the woes, allowing typhoid and hepatitis to advance, Elizabeth Hoff said in an interview late on Thursday.

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