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2011-11-07 16:46:45

Live virus used in polio vaccine can evolve and infect, warns TAU researcher Health professionals and researchers across the globe believe they are on the verge of eradicating polio, a devastating virus which can lead to paralysis and death. Despite successful eradication in most countries, there are still four countries where the virus is considered endemic – and many more in which the virus still lurks. Dr. Lester Shulman of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and...

2011-10-19 05:32:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Using outbreak data from 2003-2010, researchers were able to develop a statistical model of the spread of wild polioviruses in Africa that can predict polio outbreak six months in advance.   Kathleen O'Reilly of Imperial College London, UK and colleagues indicated that outbreaks of polio in Africa over the study period resulted mainly from continued transmission in Nigeria and other countries that reported polio cases, and from poor immunization status....

2011-08-17 20:00:00

4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013 TOKYO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Mr. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today announced a strategic partnership to ensure continued progress in the fight against polio. As the first step in this formal partnership, Ms. Ogata and Mr. Gates also announced an...

2011-07-28 13:45:00

Fans encouraged to join the conversation at www.facebook.com/morethanagoal; Search #morethanagoal on Twitter WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona, FC Barcelona Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation kicked off a three-year partnership today to energize the global fight to end polio and draw attention to the promise of life-saving vaccines. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with FC Barcelona...

2011-07-28 00:01:02

(PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed Romania's announcement that it was joining the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its first grant that will provide polio vaccinations for 40,000 children. Romania is the 20th European Union Member State to sponsor a grant toward the Initiative, and the United Kingdom will match one-fifth of the gift, reaching an additional 8,000 children. "We congratulate Romania on its commitment to helping achieve a polio-free...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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