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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...

2012-11-14 11:21:43

But researchers, reporting at ASTMH annual meeting, also cite barriers to complete elimination from a surge of cases in Nigeria to intensifying vaccine refusals in Pakistan Polio cases worldwide reached historic lows in 2012, and for the first time there were no new outbreaks beyond countries already harboring the disease, leaving researchers confident that a massive and re-energized international campaign to eradicate polio is on a path to success, according to presentations today at the...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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