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WHO Confirms Syria Polio Originated In Pakistan, Threat To Europe
2013-11-13 06:05:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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). Initially, health experts found 22 cases of children, mostly under the age of two, with AFP from the Deir al-Zor province. Preliminary analysis led health officials to believe these children could have...

2011-11-07 16:46:45

Live virus used in polio vaccine can evolve and infect, warns TAU researcher 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. Despite successful eradication in most countries, there are still four countries where the virus is considered endemic – and many more in which the virus still lurks. Dr. Lester Shulman of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and...

2006-08-16 04:10:20

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. In the article, to be published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, the scientists recommend more widespread Immunization of China's population as well as an end to the use of vaccines containing live but weakened strains of the polio virus. "The outbreak ......