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2012-01-31 13:28:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) announced its technical support of the Sabin Vaccine Institute's (Sabin) first ever Phase 1 clinical trial of a human hookworm vaccine candidate, which began last week in Brazil. The trial is a very significant and a critical step toward developing a vaccine that would reduce the global burden of human hookworm by providing effective long-term protection for those who are most at risk....

2012-01-17 17:30:00

Gates Foundation announces an additional $50 million to end polio SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a stagnant global economy, Rotary clubs around the world have succeeded in raising more than US$200 million in new funding for polio eradication. The fundraising milestone, announced today at Rotary's annual International Assembly in San Diego, was reached in response to a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. All funds have...

2012-01-12 05:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary members worldwide are cautiously celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate the crippling disease polio. India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, has gone a full calendar year without recording a new case. If all ongoing testing for polio cases through Jan. 13 continues to yield negative results, India will be declared by the World Health Organization to have interrupted transmission of...

2012-01-10 05:00:00

The END7 Campaign is dedicated to building awareness of diseases that infect more than one billion people worldwide WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched today, the END7 campaign is dedicated to eliminating seven major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a public health threat to poor communities by the end of 2020. NTDs infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children, and carry a higher health burden than malaria and tuberculosis....

2011-11-17 23:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and in commemoration of the occasion, the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, headquartered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, debunks the top 10 myths about HIV vaccine research. Myth No. 1: HIV vaccines can give people HIV. HIV vaccines do not contain HIV and therefore a person cannot get HIV from the HIV vaccine. Some vaccines, like those for typhoid or polio, may contain a weak form of the virus they are protecting...

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...

2011-11-07 14:33:00

PERTH, Australia, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The End of Polio Concert, funded by the Sumner M. Redstone Foundation and held on 28th October 2011, in Perth Australia, has resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of support for global polio eradication efforts. The highly publicized and critically acclaimed concert, which called on World Leaders to fully fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, has resulted in contributions of $50 million from Australia, $15 million from Canada, and...

2011-10-27 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: DR. JONAS SALK Profile America -- Friday, October 28th. One of the heroes of American medical research was born on this date in 1914 -- Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against polio. Because most of its victims were children, many of whom suffered paralysis, the...

2011-10-24 12:57:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Polio Day, Rotary clubs are ramping up their efforts to raise the funds and awareness needed to eradicate the crippling disease. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111024/DC92126) This year, significant progress has been made against polio. Polio cases worldwide decreased more than 40 percent during the first eight months of 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. In India, one of four...

2011-10-19 05:32:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Using outbreak data from 2003-2010, researchers were able to develop a statistical model of the spread of wild polioviruses in Africa that can predict polio outbreak six months in advance.   Kathleen O'Reilly of Imperial College London, UK and colleagues indicated that outbreaks of polio in Africa over the study period resulted mainly from continued transmission in Nigeria and other countries that reported polio cases, and from poor immunization status....


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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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