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Latest Pulse Polio Stories

2011-11-07 16:46:45

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.

2010-06-24 13:49:55

A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine.

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2009-06-21 12:05:00

Brazilian health authorities began their yearly polio vaccination program on Saturday that will immunize 95% of the country’s children under the age of five this year.

2009-02-12 10:21:00

The Final Inch and Slumdog Millionaire show the challenges facing the polio eradication initiative EVANSTON, Ill., Feb.

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2009-01-21 13:43:10

According to the Associated Press, the international effort to eradicate polio was boosted by a donation of over $630 million from Bill Gates and other donors, after the disease spiked and spread to seven countries that were previously polio-free.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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