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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.