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2014-05-06 16:33:21

EVANSTON, Ill., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary supports the WHO Director-General's recommendations that describe polio as a public health emergency of international concern, including the request that countries that are actively exporting the wild poliovirus (and all polio-endemic countries) ensure that all of their residents and long-term travelers are immunized against the disease before travel. This is a positive step needed to safeguard the remarkable progress the...

Nearly 20 California Children Diagnosed With Polio-Like Paralysis
2014-02-24 08:27:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While polio was eradicated from the United States in the 1950s after a vaccine was developed to stop the disease dead in its tracks, researchers have pointed out that a mysterious polio-like illness has been discovered in a cluster of children in California. In a case report that is scheduled to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Philadelphia later this spring, a team of...

2014-02-23 16:20:24

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. "Although poliovirus has been eradicated from most of the globe, other viruses can also injure the spine, leading to a polio-like syndrome," said case...

2014-02-08 08:20:29

Money to support final push for polio eradication GENEVA, Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buoyed by progress made in two of three countries where polio has never been stopped and India's recent success marking three years polio-free, the Lawrence Ellison Foundation announced a planned gift of US$100 million over five years to support global polio eradication. Roughly $20 million of that contribution was delivered in 2013. The donation will help fund the Global Polio...

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...


Latest Poliovirus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 17:23:51

Poliovirus, the causative agent of poliomyelitis and a member of the family of Picornaviridae, is a human enterovirus. It is composed of an RNA genome that is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It was first isolate in 1909 and was published in 1981. It is one of the most well characterized viruses and has become a useful model system for understanding the biology of RNA viruses. It infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The three...

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