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Syrian refugees fleeing from their country's devastating civil war could inadvertently bring the paralysing disease of polio back to Europe, experts have warned. Although Europe was declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2002,
In Summary The Ministry of Health hopes to reach children less than five years countrywide in the five-day campaign that is scheduled to begin on November 5. advertisement A nationwide vaccination campaign will begin early November in efforts to
Pakistan is one of the four countries where polio remains endemic, and where many immunisation campaigns have failed to achieve their target, Xinhua reported citing the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports. In March 2012, the WHO warned Pakistan
A Taliban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan, threatening to derail dramatic progress made this year towards wiping out the disease worldwide, health officials say. Health teams in Pakistan have been attacked
The wild polio virus was discovered for the first time in Jerusalem. The virus, which was discovered several months ago in southern Israel and then spread to central and northern Israel, was discovered in Jerusalem's wastewater treatment plant,
The Ministry said that this shows that polio is still a threat here, and emphasized the importance to make sure that the campaign move onward until the entire target demograph is vaccinated.
According to the report, the laboratory stool tests taken revealed that the child was a carrier of the polio virus. However, they stressed that the death could most certainly be attributed to complications from the baby's heart defect, and not from
Israel took its polio vaccination campaign nationwide on Sunday, saying a two-week vaccination effort in the south was not enough to curb the threat of an outbreak of the virus. "Beginning today, children born after 1.1.2004 will be vaccinated with
Jacob John , member of the WHO committee on global polio eradication, in an email to R...Obviously the baby was undervaccinated and unprotected from polio. Also, obviously the child was infected by a vaccine-derived poliovirus from another person.
The polio virus was detected in 30 sewage samples in Israel, the World Health Organization confirmed, spurring Israel to step up its vaccination efforts. The samples from 10 sites in Israel were mostly from the southern part of the country, according