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2012-07-30 10:23:39

GREENWICH, Conn., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Good-bye Germ Theory is a must read for all those who love children. It is especially written for parent's education. You will learn pertinent facts about an ever growing and oppressive medical system (the Medical Cartel), that has been attempting to control the lives of each American for over 100 years. What do they want? Consistent patterns of disease throughout all populations, not health, and total dependency on their drugs,...

2012-07-30 06:25:47

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today it will transition six more products of its pediatric vaccine portfolio to two-dimensional (2D) barcoding technology by the beginning of 2013. Below is the schedule for the roll out of the vaccines that will feature the 2D barcode: Q3, 2012: Adacel(®) (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed)...

2012-07-05 00:20:50

New, more effective vaccines are struggling to have an impact in the drive to eradicate polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan because not enough children are being vaccinated, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal today. Sharp declines in vaccine uptake led to a rise in the number of new infections between 2006 and 2011, even though new vaccines introduced during this time have proven to be more effective against the main circulating strain of the virus. Poliovirus...

2012-05-29 12:51:35

While vaccines are perhaps medicine's most important success story, there is always room for improvement. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) appear to have done just that. As explained in a newly published research paper, Mark Slifka, Ph.D., and colleagues have discovered a new method for creating vaccines that is thought to be safer and more effective than current approaches. The research results are published online in the...

2012-05-24 02:27:34

New cases at lowest levels ever, but funding gap threatens progress GENEVA, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the dramatic drop in polio cases in the last year, the threat of continued transmission due to funding and immunization gaps has driven the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to launch an Emergency Action Plan. The plan aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the three remaining polio endemic countries, to levels needed to...

2012-05-16 06:27:40

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps will immediately scale up its support to the government of Chad in polio eradication activities through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The organization will increase the availability of the polio vaccine and immunization services for targeted communities in eastern Chad; improve resilience to polio and other disease outbreaks through community education efforts; and strengthen the capacity...

2012-04-24 06:26:44

U.S. Government leads public sector support in reducing polio cases by 99% EVANSTON, Ill., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will recognize seven members of Congress as Polio Eradication Champions on April 24, at the United States Capitol Building. Rotary established the Polio Eradication Champion Award in 1995 to honor heads of state and others who have made a significant global contribution to ending polio. Since the 1980s, the United States government...

2012-04-12 10:22:19

"Harry Potter" star joins global effort to eliminate seven diseases by 2020 LONDON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British actor Tom Felton is calling on his fans to join him in the fight to eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. As an ambassador for the END7 campaign, Felton is helping to raise public awareness about these devastating diseases of poverty that infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children. (Photo:...

2012-04-11 18:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY APRIL 12: POLIO VACCINE Profile America -- Thursday, April 12th. On this date in 1955, the nation was loudly celebrating great medical news. Dr. Jonas Salk announced a vaccine against polio -- the most feared disease of that era. Polio affects the nervous system, causing paralysis in...

2012-04-04 10:27:16

Historic first visit to Afghanistan by humanitarian organization's top leader EVANSTON, Ill., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee made history April 2 when he met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to encourage continued national support for the campaign to eradicate the crippling disease polio. He is the first Rotary president to visit Afghanistan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/DC82417)...


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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