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Three cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria's Deir al-Zor governorate, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative said on Thursday.The strain of the virus was vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 .In Syria, a wild poliovirus type 1 outbreak caused 36 cases in 2013-2014, before being successfully stopped.However, detection of the cases did demonstrate that disease surveillance systems were functional in Syria, it added.
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