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Poliovirus type 2 found in wastewater in Gaza Strip

A poliovirus variant has been discovered in six wastewater samples in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, two cities in southern and central Gaza. Gaza’s Health Ministry called it a “health disaster” in a Facebook post on Friday. The tests, conducted in collaboration with UNICEF, detected the presence of poliovirus type 2, which causes the disease polio. Gaza officials said …

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At least 9 dead reported after Israeli army orders evacuation of Khan Younis

At least nine people were killed in an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, Palestinian health officials said on Tuesday, a day after Israel ordered parts of the town to be evacuated in preparation for a ground operation. The overnight strike hit a house near the European Hospital, which is in the zone Israel says must …

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