Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists build a new vaccine arsenal to eradicate polio

Despite some of the most successful international vaccination campaigns in history, the poliovirus continues to circulate around the world, posing a threat of neurological damage and even paralysis to anyone who is not vaccinated.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Burundi officials detect polio outbreak linked to vaccine

Health officials in Burundi have declared an outbreak of polio linked to the vaccine, the first time the paralytic disease has been detected in the East African country for more than three decades.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare risk of oral vaccine

For years, global health officials have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign aimed at wiping out polio in its last remaining strongholds—typically, poor, politically unstable corners ...

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