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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...

India Looks For WHO To Recognize Asian Country As Being Polio-Free
2014-01-13 09:51:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India, which had once been the polio capital of the world, has now been free of the debilitating disease for three years. The Asian country will now look forward to being officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March. The WHO will still investigate India’s claims, making a sweep for any sign of possible undetected cases before making an official declaration. In 2012, the Centers for Disease...

2014-01-10 12:25:42

Humanitarian organization says disabling virus now must be stopped in neighboring Pakistan; as well as Afghanistan and Nigeria EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary members worldwide are celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio: India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, will mark the third anniversary of its last recorded case of the paralyzing infectious disease on 13 Jan. On the same day in 2011, a...

WHO: Mexico Cholera, Syria Poliovirus, MERS Coronavirus On The Rise
2013-11-29 09:03:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MERS Coronavirus has been gripping the Middle East and parts of Europe for more than a year; Wild poliovirus type 1 has been on the rise in Syria after being nonexistent for more than 14 years; Mexico has seen an insurgence of infections from Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa in recent months. This week the World Health Organization (WHO) has received three separate reports from health officials in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Syria pertaining...

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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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