Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus

Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild.

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Strain of wild poliovirus eradicated: WHO

Wild poliovirus type 3 has been eradicated, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing the development as an "historic achievement for humanity" that leaves only one strain of the virus in transmission.

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Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged nearly two decades after the nation's last cases.

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Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades, and announced plans for a massive immunization program.

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Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal.

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