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2014-07-13 04:59:37

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. This study by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, suggests that using the injected polio vaccine (IPV) may provide longer lasting protection against infection if it is used in conjunction with the commonly used live oral polio...

2014-04-28 08:30:45

Collaborating with World Health Organization and Intravacc to Develop sIPV in line with mission to secure a lasting polio-free world, free of all paralytic polio disease BEIJING, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines, announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Intravacc (Institute for...

2014-04-25 12:26:09

Global experts to reflect on past achievements, future plans for expanding vaccine coverage WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years ago, the immunization landscape was starkly different from what it is now. More than 100,000 cases of poliomyelitis and 1.2 million cases of measles occurred each year, and few low-income countries outside of the Americas had immunization plans. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which have existed since biblical times, wreaked havoc...

2014-03-03 00:21:43

LYON, France, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sanofi Pasteur works with global partners to make available unparalleled quantities of affordable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) - Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today its further commitment to the international community's efforts to complete polio eradication. UNICEF, the organization that procures the vaccine to meet global needs, announced...

2014-02-08 08:20:29

Money to support final push for polio eradication GENEVA, Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buoyed by progress made in two of three countries where polio has never been stopped and India's recent success marking three years polio-free, the Lawrence Ellison Foundation announced a planned gift of US$100 million over five years to support global polio eradication. Roughly $20 million of that contribution was delivered in 2013. The donation will help fund the Global Polio...

2014-01-24 00:20:51

6-Year-Old Born 11 Weeks Too Soon Named March of Dimes 2014 National Ambassador WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A New Hampshire family that benefitted from the March of Dimes 75-year legacy of success, now is helping it achieve its goal of giving more babies a healthy start in life by preventing preterm birth. Six-year-old Aidan Lamothe, who was born more than 11 weeks too soon, has been named the 2014 March of Dimes National Ambassador. Aidan and his...

2014-01-14 23:03:36

UVA researchers, collaborators ID cause of oral vaccine failure. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have identified why oral vaccinations for polio and rotavirus are far less effective in the developing world than in the West. The culprits: malnutrition, diarrhea and abbreviated breastfeeding. Polio vaccines given orally to children in the developing world are only about half as effective as in...

India Looks For WHO To Recognize Asian Country As Being Polio-Free
2014-01-13 09:51:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India, which had once been the polio capital of the world, has now been free of the debilitating disease for three years. The Asian country will now look forward to being officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March. The WHO will still investigate India’s claims, making a sweep for any sign of possible undetected cases before making an official declaration. In 2012, the Centers for Disease...

2014-01-10 12:25:42

Humanitarian organization says disabling virus now must be stopped in neighboring Pakistan; as well as Afghanistan and Nigeria EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary members worldwide are celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio: India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, will mark the third anniversary of its last recorded case of the paralyzing infectious disease on 13 Jan. On the same day in 2011, a...


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2011-02-23 17:23:51

Poliovirus, the causative agent of poliomyelitis and a member of the family of Picornaviridae, is a human enterovirus. It is composed of an RNA genome that is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It was first isolate in 1909 and was published in 1981. It is one of the most well characterized viruses and has become a useful model system for understanding the biology of RNA viruses. It infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The three...

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