News tagged with polio
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Around 22,000 Pakistani children are at risk in Karachi after the World Health Organization suspended polio vaccinations over a spate of bloody shootings, a UN official warned Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The University of Birmingham is working with Ravenshaw University in Orissa on a new research project looking at ethics, policy and practice concerning polio vaccination in the state.
Medications Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Pakistan on Monday postponed a polio immunisation campaign in parts of its tribal belt, jeopardising the health of more than 350,000 children after the Taliban banned inoculations.
Health Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Most parents take their young children regularly for immunization shots that protect against polio, diphtheria, measles, mumps and other diseases. But many do not consider that their college-age children ...
Health Jul 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Unvaccinated children rather than lack of effective vaccines is hindering the elimination of polio in Pakistan and Afgha
Too few children have received sufficient doses of vaccine to wipe out polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, two of only three countries in the world where endemic polio has yet to be eliminated, according to new research published ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Despite the many overwhelming successes of vaccines in the past century, including the eradication of smallpox and near-eradication of polio, many adults do not know how vaccines work, or even realize that the benefits of ...
Immunology Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
India was taken off a list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organisation on Saturday, marking a massive victory for health workers battling the crippling disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Later this month, India will be removed from a dwindling list of countries where polio is considered endemic, a huge achievement made possible by people like Madara, a 76-year-old street hawker.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged insurgents Tuesday to allow health teams to vaccinate children in war-torn parts of the country where cases of polio have risen sharply.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- The top U.S. health official administered polio vaccination drops to children in New Delhi on Friday as India marked one year since its last case of the crippling disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- India will celebrate a full year since its last reported case of polio on Friday, a major victory in a global eradication effort that appeared to be stalled just a few years ago.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Declaring the eradication of polio will be far more difficult than it was for smallpox, according to a review published in the Journal of General Virology. Further research into the complex virus - host i ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Health professionals and researchers across the globe believe they are on the verge of eradicating polio, a devastating virus which can lead to paralysis and death. Despite successful eradication in most countries, there ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The Georgia Institute of Technology will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ...
Medical research Nov 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The northern Angolan province of Uige has declared a state of medical emergency after a 14-month-old boy tested positive for polio, which has made a resurgence in the country, UNICEF said Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 03, 2011 | not rated yet | 0