Latest Flaccid paralysis Stories
Hawaii Biotech Receives DoD Contract to Develop Anti-Botulism Drug HONOLULU, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has awarded Hawaii
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).
Nearly two weeks after 22 cases of children suffering acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) were diagnosed in the Syrian Arab Republic, an investigative analysis has revealed that 10 have subsequently been confirmed with wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1).
Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in the Syrian Arab Republic. This cluster was first detected in early October in the Deir al-Zor province and is currently under investigation by public health officials.
Three young patients from South Sudan in East-Central Africa who had been previously immunized with oral polio vaccine have been found to have suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1.
WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $1.2 million in support for national poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination campaigns across Central Asia to fight the first outbreak of polio in the region since 2002.
Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins, known as botulinum neurotoxins types A-G, that cause the flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism. It is the main paralytic agent in botox and is commonly found in soil. It is also an obligate anaerobe, meaning oxygen is poisonous to the cells. Superoxide dismutase helps C. botulinum tolerate traces of oxygen. It was first recognized and isolated in 1895 by Emile van Ermengem. Subsequent outbreaks...
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