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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...

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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...

2009-08-11 12:42:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK), (http://www.htdsmedical.com) subsidiary, Shenzhen Mellow Hope Pharm Industrial Co., Ltd. (Mellow Hope) is pleased to announce that an agreement was reached between Mellow Hope and NCPC. NCPC is the biggest modern Pharmaceutical manufacturer in China. http://www.ncpc.com.cn In accordance with the agreement, Mellow Hope was appointed as the exclusive agent and partner of NCPC for its international...

2009-07-14 08:44:01

Eliminating polio everywhere will require global cooperation on several fronts, including lowering the cost for poor countries to vaccinate with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), says a leading global health researcher in the July/August Health Affairs thematic issue on global health.Eradicating the wild polioviruses was supposed to have been achieved by 2000, but the effort to fight the disease is still ongoing. Polio cases reached an all-time high this century --1,997 cases -- in 2006. In...

2009-06-23 09:30:00

Despite economic challenges, donations exceed expectations BIRMINGHAM, England, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the final push to rid the world of a crippling and potentially fatal disease, Rotary International today announced that it has raised US$90.7 million toward its US$200 Million Challenge, a fundraising effort to end polio worldwide. Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Jonathan Majiyagbe announced the new figure to an international audience of 18,000 Rotary members at the...

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2009-06-21 12:05:00

Brazilian health authorities began their yearly polio vaccination program on Saturday that will immunize 95% of the country's children under the age of five this year. The health ministry says the $24 million campaign will provide 14.7 million children with anti-polio injections. The second stage of the program will be taking place August 22. Polio is an acute viral disease, usually affecting children and young adults, characterized by inflammation of the motor neurons of the brain stem and...


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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