WHO declares Israel polio free

April 29, 2015 16:33


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A senior World Health Organization official declared in Haifa on Wednesday for the first time that Israel is free of polio. Dr. Susanna Jacob, the secretary-general of the WHO’s European division of which Israel is a member, said that there is no more wild or any other type of polio in the country.

Nearly two years ago, wild polio virus was found in the sewage in various parts of the country, especially the south. No one was infected however. The situation made headlines around the world.

On advice from the WHO, the Health Ministry reinstituted the oral polio vaccine that it had halted years before, thinking that it had been eradicated.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
June 26, 2019
Iran will not be burdened with preserving nuclear deal - Iran's U.N. envoy


Cookie Settings