Polio is back #Syria Dr Bruce Aylward @WHO @raziaiqbal @bbcnewshour by BBC World Service Radio published on 2014/03/26 14:44:37 +0000 Polio was eradicated from Syria fifteen years ago. But now, as the civil war in the country continues, it's back.....and the result is devastating. The World Health Organisation says there are 37 confirmed cases so far in Syria - yet with even one confirmed case the risk of the virus spreading is a real cause for concern. Dr Bruce Aylward is the Global Coordinator for the WHO's Polio Eradication Initiative. He spoke to Razia Iqbal from Delhi... How serious is tha cause for concern over the cases in Syria?