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The polio virus has been found in sewage samples near Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of the venues for the current World Cup soccer tournament, but no human case of the disease has been reported so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The
As of date, the virus has been found in Pakistan, Cameroon, the Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan, Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria and Somalia. The infected countries are not currently exporting the virus.
Ayesha Raza Farooq, national polio co-ordinator, confirmed that environmental samples from Lahore and Karachi have tested positive for the virus, Dawn online reported...Farooq said she was not "too concerned about the environmental sample testing
But conspiracy theories, a Taliban ascendancy and drive-by shootings of polio workers have reversed the gains. The BBC's M Ilyas Khan reports from the frontline of the government's war against the virus and the militants' war against its vaccinators.
Based on the statistical facts that I have gathered. The World Health Organization or known as WHO recorded 417 cases of polio worldwide for the whole of 2013. For 2014, it had already recorded 68 cases by 30 April - up from 24 in
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,