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2014-09-09 16:27:02

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's leading provider of free pro and con research on controversial issues, ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org), has published new information and resources in the debate over whether vaccines should be mandatory for children. The pro and con vaccines information is available online at the free nonpartisan website vaccines.procon.org. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/MM57290LOGO In response to the core...

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2014-07-13 04:59:37

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1960s, a type of polio vaccine injected into the arm was discontinued. New study suggests that re-introducing this vaccine may help eradicate the disease. This study by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, suggests that using the injected polio vaccine (IPV) may provide longer lasting protection against infection if it is used in conjunction with the commonly used live oral polio...

2014-06-25 12:30:58

The World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Share Their Stories at the 2014 Esri User Conference REDLANDS, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Aylward from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Dr. Vincent Seaman from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will share their stories with an audience of more than 16,000 attendees at the Opening Session of the 2014 Esri User Conference (Esri UC) on Monday, July 14. As experts in the Global...

2014-04-28 08:30:45

Collaborating with World Health Organization and Intravacc to Develop sIPV in line with mission to secure a lasting polio-free world, free of all paralytic polio disease BEIJING, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines, announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Intravacc (Institute for...

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...

2013-11-21 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...


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