The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that 10 cases of infection with wild poliovirus type 1 had been confirmed in Syria. Twenty-two children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the country's Deir al-Zour province were reported Oct 17 and wild poliovirus has been isolated in samples taken from 10 cases. Results on the other 12 were expected within days Xinhua reported. According to the WHO most of the cases are of kids below two years of age and were un-immunised or under-immunised. Estimated immunisation rates in Syria declined from 91 percent in 2010 to 68 percent in 2012.