Latest Polio vaccine Stories

2010-09-27 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Harriet L. Robinson, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), a biotechnology company that creates, develops and tests innovative HIV/AIDS vaccines, will present the results of a study using granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant for the GeoVax DNA/MVA vaccine at the AIDS Vaccine 2010 conference to be held in Atlanta from September 28 to October 1. The talk, to be given on Thursday,...

2010-06-24 13:49:55

A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Vaccine-derived polioviruses can emerge on rare occasions in under-immunized populations, when the attenuated virus contained in a vaccine mutates and...

2010-06-24 04:05:00

Rising rates could spill into other countries The rapidly growing polio outbreak in Tajikistan raises serious concerns that the disease could spread to other regions in the world, states an editorial http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/doi/10.1503/cmaj.100831 in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. It is imperative that health agencies attempt to limit further spread by ensuring high vaccination rates. Polio is a serious disease that can cause paralysis and death in both children and...

2010-04-28 16:15:00

Former diplomat takes reins of leading vaccine development and advocacy organization WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael W. Marine, former U.S. Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, announced Sabin's Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mort Hyman and President Dr. Peter Hotez. Ambassador Marine served 32 years in the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service and was a six time...

2010-04-17 15:25:00

Failure to pursue eradication of polio worldwide given the capacity and opportunity to do so is a violation of ethical principles, foremost among them a "duty to rescue" those in distress, according to ethicists writing in this week's edition of the Lancet. Claudia Emerson, PhD, Program Leader in Ethics, and Peter A. Singer, MD, Director of the Canadian-based McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health (MRC) at the University Health Network and University of Toronto, present a series of...

2010-04-06 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Netherlands Vaccine Institute (NVI) and PharmaJet, Inc. have entered into a collaboration aimed at helping speed the eradication of polio. The parties have been working together to evaluate PharmaJet's intra-dermal needle-free delivery technology with NVI's Salk inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). The collaboration aims to demonstrate that the immune response from a fractional dose of 0.1 ml vaccine delivered needle-free into the intra-dermal region...

2010-01-08 15:22:04

The co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is a member of the committee that this week issued updated guidelines for childhood and teen immunizations to include formal recommendations that children older than 6 months get the H1N1 influenza vaccine to guard against swine flu, and that combination vaccines are generally preferred over separate injections. The revised childhood vaccine schedule is published in the January issue of...

2009-10-23 11:28:00

Rotary clubs worldwide participate in global fundraising campaign, as new polio vaccine is approved for countries still battling the disease EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Polio Day, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone reached in the humanitarian service organization's global fundraising campaign to eradicate polio -- with nearly US$100 million ($99 million to date) raised. As part of a US$355 million challenge grant awarded...

2009-10-16 13:46:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Rotary International has declared October 24, 2009, "World Polio Day" to spotlight its effort to stamp out polio worldwide. In the past 10 years alone Rotarians in Alaska and the Yukon Territory have contributed $680,000 to achieve the dream of a polio-free world. They have also traveled to places such as India and Nigeria to help local people with national immunization days. In 1985, Rotary International joined with the World Health...

2009-08-15 08:41:09

Polio is spreading in Nigeria and health officials say that the vaccine used to fight it has caused it, in some cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning in July that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa.  So far there have been 124 Nigerian children that have become paralyzed this year from the disease, which is about twice those afflicted in 2008. Polio is a dreaded paralyzing disease that has been stamped out in the industrial world. This problem...

Latest Polio vaccine Reference Libraries

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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