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Researchers Identify Antibodies that Could Prevent Rare, Polio-Like Disease in Kids

Researchers have identified human antibodies that potentially can prevent a rare but devastating polio-like illness in children linked to a respiratory viral infection. The illness,...

TB, Measles, Polio Vaccines Might Provide Protection From COVID-19

By Steve Baragona As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, scientists are testing whether shots already in use for other diseases might provide some...

UNICEF Warns That COVID-19 Crisis Prevents Shipment of Vaccines for Children

By Lisa Schlein The U.N. Children’s Fund warns that COVID-19 mitigation measures are preventing the shipment of vaccines to dozens of developing countries, putting the lives...

Malaysia Launches Vaccination Campaign After 1st Polio Infection in 27 Years

Malaysian health authorities on Monday launched a vaccination campaign in rural areas of the jungle-covered island of Borneo after detecting the first case of...

World Health Organization Says First Local Case of Polio Found in Zambia Since 1995

The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus...

Afghanistan Initiates Polio Drive, Targets 8.5mn Kids

Afghan health authorities on Monday launched an extended sub-national immunization campaign to give polio immunity vaccination dose to 8.5 million children under five years...

Pakistan’s Nationwide Anti-Polio Campaign Stops After Attacks on Workers

Pakistani health officials say the country has suspended a nationwide anti-polio campaign after a health worker and two policemen escorting vaccination teams were killed...

Afghan Public Health Ministry Launches Polio Vaccination Campaign

The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Monday launched a polio vaccination campaign in 179 high-risk districts. The campaign will cover 5.4 million children under five...

Usage Of Expired Polio Vaccines Creates a Public Scare In China

A recent vaccine scandal in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, where 145 children were confirmed to have received expired polio vaccinations, has once again exposed...

The World is Three Countries Away From Being Polio-Free: WHO

 As another World Polio Day comes around, the World Health Organization reports three polio endemic countries— Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria — hold the key...

Will Polio Workers Step Out of Their Comfort Zones to End Virus?

  The move to end Polio started in 1985 with Rotary International. At that time, polio paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children every year. There...

To Treat Brain Cancer Scientists Taking Polio’s Help

There's an exciting new breakthrough in treating some types of deadly brain tumors, that uses, of all things, a polio virus. Doctors at Duke...

A One-Shot Nanoparticle Vaccine for Polio is Developed by MIT scientists

A novel single-shot nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Currently, two to four polio vaccine injections are required...

Polio Vaccination Team Members Killed in Pakistan

Two vaccination workers were killed and two were seriously wounded, officials said Militants ambushed a polio vaccination team in a remote tribal region in Pakistan,...

Traces of Polio Virus Found in Water Samples in Southern India

Traces of polio samples were found in South India last month in May India has been declared polio-free since 2014 Officials said it...

Final push against Polio begins today in 150 countries

By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - In a huge immunization effort in 150 countries, health teams will on Sunday launch what they hope will be...

Pakistan’s unending struggle with Polio

Islamabad: On March 27, 2014, the World Health Organization announced the eradication of Polio in eleven countries in the South-East Asia Region, including India. However,...

India achieves five polio free years

New Delhi: This last Wednesday India completed five years of being Polio free. Polio in the 90s was the biggest disease in India affecting as...

Polio death rumor sparks tension in Kashmir valley

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday appealed for calm after rumoured deaths of children following polio vaccination in the Kashmir Valley triggered a mad run to...

India introduces injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine

By Nithin Sridhar Health Minister JP Nadda launched India's first injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) on Monday. This marks the beginning of the shift from...

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