Latest polio Stories

2008-08-05 00:00:32

Physicians at the Apple Valley Medical Center want to remind parents to make sure their children have the proper immunizations before entering school this fall.

2008-07-31 07:05:00

"Polio, yellow fever, typhus, encephalitis, smallpox, hepatitis and many other human diseases were eradicated thanks to tests on primates," reads the inscription on a tattered 1970s monument at Sukhumi's Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy in Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia province.

2008-07-17 15:15:00

World Health Organization officials said on Thursday that an eight-month-old Pakistani girl has tested positive for polio in an area where militants campaigned against vaccination.

2008-07-11 09:01:07

The 2008 G8 meet at Hokkaido, Japan, has concluded that the G8 countries remain committed to meet the 2015 health-related MDGs.

2008-06-28 15:45:00

U.S. researchers reported on Friday that a “wimpy” artificial virus protected mice against polio, and the approach might be used to make a range of safer new vaccines against viruses.

2008-06-26 06:00:00

The FDA has approved Kinrix and Pentacel, two new combination products for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio.

2008-03-26 14:00:00

The World Health Organization announced on Monday that Somalia is once again free of Polio. The country has not reported a case of the disease since March 25 2007.

2006-06-08 09:05:00

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - The Namibian government said on Thursday it would begin a mass vaccination campaign to combat a deadly polio outbreak after supplies of vaccine are airlifted into the southwestern African nation later this month.

2006-04-12 07:25:00

Indonesia began a fifth round of mass inoculations against polio on Wednesday, aiming to reach nearly 24 million children in a drive to eradicate the crippling disease.

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