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The deadly viral disease is “very close” to disappearing altogether, with the number of affected children having dropped by 99 per cent since 1988,

Inter Press Service Oct 25 2019 - 02:24

Fittingly, the UN’s World Health Organization also marks UN Day as World Polio Day.

New York Daily News Oct 25 2019 - 02:05

LONDON - The World Health Organization welcomed an "historic step" towards a polio-free world on Thursday as an expert panel certified th

Voice of America Oct 24 2019 - 13:07

A crippling strain of polio virus is no more.

Ars Technica Oct 24 2019 - 11:31

The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a "historic step" towards a polio-free world as an expert panel certified that the secon

Al Jazeera English Oct 24 2019 - 09:23

An iron lung ward for polio victims in a hospital in Downey, California, circa 1953.

Forbes Oct 24 2019 - 08:04

The second of three forms of the polio virus has been eradicated, experts have announced.

BBC Oct 24 2019 - 03:43

Aneesa, 5, shows the purple ink mark on her little finger that signifies she has received her polio vaccine from a UNICEF-supported vaccinator in t

Forbes Oct 23 2019 - 17:04

Acute flaccid myelitis has been called "the new polio." Like that disease, it mainly strikes children and can cause debilitating paralysi

Popular Science on MSN.com Oct 23 2019 - 16:59

Only polio virus Type 1 persists, and only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now mutant vaccine viruses are paralyzing some unvaccinated children.

New York Times Oct 23 2019 - 15:11

A child with polio has his leg braced in a cast at the polio ward of Murtala Muhammed Public Hospital in Kano, Nigeria.

Scientific American Oct 23 2019 - 11:50

The 9th annual Race to Zero Purple Pinkie 5K run to eradicate polio was held on Oct. 12 at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Morning Call PA Oct 23 2019 - 09:44

Aneesa, 5, shows the purple ink mark on her little finger that signifies she has received her polio vaccine from a UNICEF-supported vaccinator in t

Forbes Oct 23 2019 - 09:11

UN Says 1st Local Polio Case Found in Zambia Since 1995 FILE -- In this Jan.

U.S. News & World Report Oct 23 2019 - 05:47

ABUJA - Ten years ago, Nigeria accounted for half of the world's polio cases, but following an aggressive vaccination program, the African nat

Voice of America Oct 23 2019 - 02:40

LONDON (Reuters) - Global health officials will on Thursday announce a partial victory in the decades-long fight to end polio, with a second of thr

Reuters Oct 23 2019 - 02:36

"Pints for Polio," a fundraising event to further the effort to eradicate polio worldwide, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct.

La Crosse Tribune Oct 22 2019 - 22:00

The UAE has renewed its commitment to polio eradication ahead of the World Polio Day that is marked annually on October 24.

Khaleej Times on MSN.com Oct 22 2019 - 06:42

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in children, the polio-like illness causing paralysis, appears to be caused by enteroviruses, according to a study.

International Business Times Oct 22 2019 - 05:49

A child receives an oral polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Devex Oct 22 2019 - 03:50

There were a record high number of cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis reported 2018, the US Centers for Disease Control and Pre

Channel 3000 Oct 21 2019 - 18:17

Researchers found evidence of what might cause acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, a rare polio-like illness that affects children.

CNN on MSN.com Oct 21 2019 - 14:54

WASHINGTON — Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles bu

KHOU 11 Oct 21 2019 - 13:57

In 1975, before widespread immunization against polio, almost 6,000 children were paralyzed in the Americas due to the disease.

paho.org Oct 21 2019 - 12:55

A massive polio vaccine campaign launched last week in the Philippines, with people going door-to-door giving kids droplets of the oral vaccine.

PRI Oct 21 2019 - 08:48

A UC San Francisco-led research team has detected the immunological remnants of a common seasonal virus in spinal fluid from dozens of patients dia

Medical Xpress Oct 21 2019 - 08:02

A north-east town hall will be lit up this week to mark World Polio Day.

The Press and Journal Oct 21 2019 - 06:03

PESHAWAR: Two more polio cases were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Lakki Marwat and one from Harnai in Balochistan on Monday.

Middle East North Africa Financial Network Oct 21 2019 - 05:40

Oct 21, 2019 (Market Insight Reports via COMTEX) -- The Polio Vaccines Market research report analysis is one of the most accurate studies performe

MarketWatch Oct 21 2019 - 02:15

BOISE, Idaho — Domestic violence and polio.

KTVB Oct 20 2019 - 20:19

ISLAMABAD: Former national health services minister Saira Afzal Tarar on Sunday demanded investigation into the alleged corruption in the polio pro

Dawn Oct 20 2019 - 19:46

Two new cases of polio were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lakki Marwat district on Sunday, while Balochistan’s Harnai district reported one, bri

Daily Times Oct 20 2019 - 18:46

The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was "Target 2000 -- A World Without Polio".

AllAfrica.com Oct 20 2019 - 13:56

The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was “Target 2000 — A World Without Polio”.

The Conversation Oct 20 2019 - 01:02

THE targeted poliovirus immunization coverage in Davao City has reached 63.8 percent as of Wednesday, October 18, since the citywide mass vaccinati

Sun Star Oct 19 2019 - 05:19

India was declared polio-free five years ago, but what about the tens of thousands that the disease left paralysed?

The Hindu Oct 19 2019 - 03:30

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication Babar bin Atta on Friday tendered his resignation citing personal reasons.

Dawn Oct 18 2019 - 19:26

Photo: PPI file photoKARACHI: More than 150 enthusiastic cyclists, from across the metropolis and under the banner of Cycologists, here on Saturday

The News International on MSN.com Oct 18 2019 - 17:00

Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication Babar Bin Atta Friday resigned from his post citing personal reasons.

Daily Times Oct 18 2019 - 15:17

A popular Instagram post falsely claims “over 1,100 people died from reactions to the [flu] shot” in 2018, and suggests that the immunization gave

FactCheck.org on MSN.com Oct 18 2019 - 11:00

Leading Muslim clerics have ­issued fatwas supporting Pakistan’s polio vaccination program in an effort to end Islamist violence against medical st

The Australian Oct 18 2019 - 06:03

Oct 18, 2019 (Market Insight Reports via COMTEX) -- Global Polio Vaccines Market inclusion from 2019-2025.

MarketWatch Oct 18 2019 - 05:12

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication Babar bin Atta stepped down from his post on Friday.

Pakistan Today Oct 18 2019 - 02:31

ISLAMABAD: Babar bin Atta, the prime minister’s focal person on polio eradication, announced his resignation on Friday citing personal reasons.

The Express Tribune Oct 18 2019 - 01:58

Babar Atta, the former Polio Adviser to the United Nations and Polio Focal Person to Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Friday resigned from position wi

Daily Times Oct 18 2019 - 01:38

Babar Atta, the former Polio Adviser to the United Nations and Polio Focal Person to Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Friday resigned from position wi

Geo News Oct 18 2019 - 01:15

Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Eradication Babar bin Atta on Friday resigned from his post.

Dawn on MSN.com Oct 17 2019 - 17:00

Not yet: In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a bumper crop of snow shovels, ice removers and other harbingers of winter popping up in stores all o

Cleveland.com Oct 17 2019 - 07:43

A health staff feeds a child with polio vaccine at a public health department in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 17, 2019. World Polio Day will fall on Oct.

Xinhua Oct 17 2019 - 06:24

AUTHORITIES in Kagera are working on initiatives to conduct measles-rubella and polio vaccinations targeting over 800,000 children under five years

AllAfrica.com Oct 17 2019 - 05:56