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In the 1960s, a type of polio vaccine injected into the arm was discontinued. New study suggests that re-introducing this vaccine may help eradicate the disease.
The outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the Syrian Arab Republic has risen from 10 to 13, after laboratory testing has confirmed three new cases of patients who had previously been diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP).
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.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A group of Chinese scientists has linked a 2004 outbreak of polio in an impoverished Chinese province to gaps in China's Immunization program, according to a study to be published in September.
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