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Latest Polio vaccine Stories

2009-05-05 08:36:32

Children adopted from countries such as Russia, China and Guatemala may not be protected against polio, measles or other diseases despite records indicating they have been immunized, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on vaccines. U.S. families have adopted almost 250,000 foreign-born children in the last 15 years, according to background information in the article. Many of these children were living in orphanages or other...

2009-04-16 11:49:55

Some countries still harbor wild poliovirus, so all polio-free countries need to maintain sensitive surveillance systems, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report released Thursday said that from 2007-2008, the cases of polio in Africa increased 144 percent, from 387 cases in 2007 to 946 in 2008, primarily because of a resurgence of cases in Nigeria as well as increases in Angola, Chad and Sudan. The importations of wild poliovirus resulted...

2009-03-23 07:22:00

Shenzen China, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com is pleased to announce that Mellow Hope a subsidiary of HTDS was granted import licensing from Guatemala's Ministry of Health to import their Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Brand Name: Mevac-OPV). Application has now been made to the Chinese State Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for an export license. Anticipated delivery date for the vaccine is 2nd quarter of 2009. Terry Yuan HTDS CEO said,...

2009-02-12 10:21:00

The Final Inch and Slumdog Millionaire show the challenges facing the polio eradication initiative EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astute Oscar-watchers are getting a short course in polio eradication this year, thanks to two nominated films that together show the status of this paralyzing disease in India and Pakistan, two of the four countries where the virus has not been stopped. The Final Inch, nominated for an Academy Award in the best documentary short...

2009-02-03 10:48:00

Volunteers play a critical role in world's largest global health endeavor EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the coming months, hundreds of Rotary club members from the United States, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Korea, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean will join thousands of their fellow Rotary members, other volunteers and health workers to immunize children against polio in India and Nigeria. Through Rotary International, the fight against this crippling...

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2009-01-21 13:43:10

According to the Associated Press, the international effort to eradicate polio was boosted by a donation of over $630 million from Bill Gates and other donors, after the disease spiked and spread to seven countries that were previously polio-free. The money will be donated over the span of two years, according to official announcements on Wednesday from Gates' foundation and the charity group Rotary International along with the British and German governments. However, the World Health...

2009-01-21 11:00:00

Rotary International, Gates Foundation, United Kingdom, and Germany pledge critically needed funds and urge donor and endemic country governments to help end crippling childhood disease SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the British and German governments today committed more than $630 million in new funds to fight polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that still paralyzes children in parts of Africa...

2008-12-08 10:25:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Results published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that the world's most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate provides both infants and young children with significant protection against malaria. Two separate phase II trials reaffirmed earlier study results and support the ongoing efforts, pending regulatory approvals, to launch the phase III study of GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) Biologicals' RTS,S/AS vaccine...

2008-11-13 06:00:36

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Vaccine Technologies and Global Markets http://www.reportlinker.com/p096550/Vaccine-Technologies-and- Global-Markets.html (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) Through the late 1980s, the vaccine market was beset by limited portfolios...

2008-11-12 12:00:31

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, has announced that Russia has chosen the company's inactivated polio vaccine for primary immunization of all infants. The inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) doses are provided by MP Chumakov Institute of Poliomyelitis and Virus Encephalitides through a manufacturing agreement with Sanofi Pasteur. The Russian Federation was certified polio-free in 2002. Since 2006, children from certain at risk groups are vaccinated with IPV....


Latest Polio vaccine Reference Libraries

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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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