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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.
"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 Georgiaâ€™s breakaway Abkhazia province.
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.
The 2008 G8 meet at Hokkaido, Japan, has concluded that the G8 countries remain committed to meet the 2015 health-related MDGs.
U.S. researchers reported on Friday that a â€œwimpyâ€ artificial virus protected mice against polio, and the approach might be used to make a range of safer new vaccines against viruses.
The FDA has approved Kinrix and Pentacel, two new combination products for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio.
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.
By Kalpakjian, C Z; Quint, E H; Toussaint, L L Ke
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.
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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