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Nearly 20 California Children Diagnosed With Polio-Like Paralysis
2014-02-24 08:27:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While polio was eradicated from the United States in the 1950s after a vaccine was developed to stop the disease dead in its tracks, researchers have pointed out that a mysterious polio-like illness has been discovered in a cluster of children in California. In a case report that is scheduled to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Philadelphia later this spring, a team of...

2014-01-14 23:03:36

UVA researchers, collaborators ID cause of oral vaccine failure. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have identified why oral vaccinations for polio and rotavirus are far less effective in the developing world than in the West. The culprits: malnutrition, diarrhea and abbreviated breastfeeding. Polio vaccines given orally to children in the developing world are only about half as effective as in...

2013-12-10 12:33:19

Humanitarian group passes half million dollars to WHO to vaccinate children EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio in strife-torn Syria. The funds are the first to the World Health Organization in direct support of a Global Polio Eradication Initiative plan aimed at outbreak response throughout the Middle East, as the...

2013-11-21 23:19:20

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Polio Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. London (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Polio Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Polio Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Polio clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Polio. It includes an overview of the trial numbers and their...

WHO Confirms Syria Polio Originated In Pakistan, Threat To Europe
2013-11-13 06:05:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the Syrian Arab Republic has risen from 10 to 13, after laboratory testing has confirmed three new cases of patients who had previously been diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Initially, health experts found 22 cases of children, mostly under the age of two, with AFP from the Deir al-Zor province. Preliminary analysis led health officials to believe these children could have...

Syria Vows Polio Fight Will Continue, Blames Pakistan Rebels For Disease
2013-11-05 07:44:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was confirmed in Syria, with 10 of 22 suspected cases being confirmed, the Syrian Arab Republic has vowed that it will ensure that all children in the country will receive vaccinations against the debilitating disease. Syria said it will work feverishly with international organizations to ensure that all children in the country, even those in rebel-held regions, will be...

Syria Takes Action As Polio Is Confirmed In 10 Children In The Region
2013-10-31 06:39:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly two weeks after 22 cases of children suffering acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) were diagnosed in the Syrian Arab Republic, an investigative analysis has revealed that 10 have subsequently been confirmed with wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). Oliver Rosenbauer, a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), said last week that the majority of suspected polio cases were from the Deir al-Zor province and most of those...

Syria On High Alert, Possible Poliovirus Infections Detected In 22 People
2013-10-25 09:39:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in the Syrian Arab Republic. This cluster was first detected in early October in the Deir al-Zor province and is currently under investigation by public health officials. According to Reuters’ Stephanie Nebehay on Thursday (Oct. 24), the WHO reported that at least 22 people in Syria are suspected of having the wild poliovirus...

Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Horn of Africa, Neighboring Countries Continues Grasp
2013-10-02 09:48:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three young patients from South Sudan in East-Central Africa who had been previously immunized with oral polio vaccine (OPV) have been found to have suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). The three patients are girls, two of whom are about two years of age and one is eight years old. The girls had developed paralysis sometime between Aug 15 and Aug 24. Genetic sequencing is ongoing to provide a final confirmation of the...

2013-05-23 08:24:31

'The Good Wife' Emmy-winner immunizes children in India, travels to Abu Dhabi to emcee Global Vaccine Summit EVANSTON, Ill., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- British-born actress Archie Panjabi, best known to millions of TV viewers as the sultry, enigmatic investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit CBS series, "The Good Wife," has teamed up with the humanitarian organization Rotary International to protect children everywhere by eradicating the paralyzing disease polio. To view the...