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The World Health Organization says Niger has been struck by a new outbreak of polio, following the suspension of immunization activities during the

StarTribune Apr 29 2020 - 08:39

Associated Press Niger has been struck by a new outbreak of polio, following the suspension of immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

NBC News Apr 29 2020 - 05:27

The UN health agency reported that two children were infected by the highly infectious, water-borne disease and that one was paralyzed in Niger.

News18 on MSN.com Apr 29 2020 - 05:16

Volunteer health workers immunising a child against polio in Nigeria.

The Guardian Apr 28 2020 - 21:02

More than 418,000 U.S. military service members and civilians died in WWII. The number of American deaths ascribed to COVID-19 nears 55,000.

The Daily Signal Apr 28 2020 - 08:23

But Roosevelt’s struggle against polio — the mysterious virus that swept through the country in a series of epidemics that terrified Americans in a

Washington Post Apr 28 2020 - 03:17

Despite treatment at President Roosevelt’s polio treatment center in Georgia, Henry Haverstock Jr., was in rough shape.

StarTribune Apr 25 2020 - 18:41

Polio’s history can be viewed from many angles — as family tragedy, as dear friends lost, as a triumph for science.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Apr 25 2020 - 14:35

The dreaded disease hit central Pennsylvania hard for decades, but the Harrisburg area also played a role in its eradication as a test site for a v

Penn Live Apr 25 2020 - 05:46

Dr Robert Gallo, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who is credited as a co-discoverer of HIV, believes the oral polio vaccine (OPV)

The Financial Express Apr 24 2020 - 17:12

A new oral polio vaccine promises to help make polio a disease of the past, according to the results of a phase 1 clinical trial.

U.S. News & World Report Apr 24 2020 - 12:01

English News and Press Release on Uganda about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 24 Apr 2020 by UNICEF

ReliefWeb Apr 24 2020 - 08:54

I was born in 1945 and am now 74.

Newsday Apr 24 2020 - 07:30

Niger has reported a new polio outbreak that has affected two children in Niamey and Tillaberi region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said tod

World Health Organization Apr 24 2020 - 07:28

The Gates Foundation "tested a polio vax in India between 2000 & 2017 and paralysed 496,000 children." Numbers from the WHO show that

Politifact Apr 23 2020 - 13:30

Before being halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a relentless vaccination campaign had nearly succeeded in eradicating polio from the world.

UC San Francisco Apr 23 2020 - 08:02

Learn about the local connection to ending polio and see historic images of the fight to eradicate the disease.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Apr 23 2020 - 07:07

It was the largest voluntary clinical field trial ever undertaken.

WGN-TV Apr 22 2020 - 20:57

The mayor of Las Vegas told CNN she wants to open businesses just to find out if the pandemic is really a threat or not.

GQ Apr 22 2020 - 14:42

The phones now ring as many as 70,000 times a day as staff instead hand out advice and information about Covid-19.

The Daily Telegraph Apr 22 2020 - 07:08

On April 21, 1955, two leaders of a mothers’ campaign met a train in downtown.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Apr 21 2020 - 06:19

Wanda Bridgeforth was 16 when a polio outbreak swept through Chicago in 1937. Schools were closed.

Tribune News Service on MSN.com Apr 21 2020 - 02:51

In particular, oral polio vaccine has been documented to induce protection against a number of viral and bacterial infections.

USA Today Apr 21 2020 - 00:16

Chicagoan Wanda Bridgeforth is 98 years old and her life has been punctuated by hardship.

Chicago Tribune Apr 20 2020 - 08:49

Until COVID-19, there had been nothing like the polio virus, which swept North America in four waves in the 20th century, leaving thousands of Cana

The Star Apr 19 2020 - 04:12

Unless your sewers are polio free, you could still catch the disease.

OZY Apr 19 2020 - 03:00

Old-fashioned needles with dull points haunted Dale Wheelock for decades.

Houston Chronicle Apr 18 2020 - 02:43

Mitch McConnell’s earliest childhood memory is the day he left the polio treatment center at Warm Springs, Georgia, for the last time.

YAHOO! Apr 17 2020 - 09:11

The fight to eradicate polio from Africa could become an early casualty of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw funding to the World Healt

Bloomberg on MSN.com Apr 16 2020 - 10:14

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the WHO have initiated a systematic engagement of WHO’s national polio surveillance network and other

Hindustan Times Apr 15 2020 - 21:02

If you’re the sole provider of a vital service, and then you take it away, that’s catastrophic,” said Dr. Jack Chow.

NBC News Apr 15 2020 - 12:38

With the number of novel Coronavirus infections rising alarmingly in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organization

Mint Apr 15 2020 - 08:19

was checking a batch of a new polio vaccine for safety.

Washington Post Apr 14 2020 - 04:49

Vaccines are designed to target specific diseases.

YAHOO! Apr 14 2020 - 04:30

Paul Warwicker is a hospital doctor and author of a book on the Copenhagen epidemic, Polio, which is published in Denmark by Gyldendal.

New Statesman Apr 13 2020 - 08:57

Old-fashioned needles with dull points haunted Dale Wheelock for decades.

NBC Chicago Apr 13 2020 - 06:52

During this Easter season, when I remain stuck at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn’t help but think of both my mother and her battle with

The Boston Globe Apr 13 2020 - 06:49

“After several weeks of confusion about the safety of the new poliomyelitis vaccine, mass tests got underway last month.

Scientific American Apr 13 2020 - 06:46

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, suburbanites who lived through the mid 20th-century polio outbreaks recall the public response to a deadly disea

Daily Herald Apr 13 2020 - 03:30

It’s been 65 years since a medical breakthrough saved the lives of millions of people.

WPXI Apr 12 2020 - 10:06

Fort Collins history: Polio prompted the closure of schools and more In 1937 in Fort Collins, city health officer Dr. T.C.

Fort Collins Coloradoan Apr 12 2020 - 06:36

For years Americans had lived in fear of the crippling poliovirus.

The Hill Apr 12 2020 - 06:00

As an ardent reader of this column, you surely remember last Sunday's installment, in which I revisited the polio epidemic of the mid-19th cen

Akron Beacon Journal on MSN.com Apr 12 2020 - 05:19

Dr. Jonas E. Salk and a nurse administer a polio vaccine to Pauline Antloger at Sunnyside school in ... [+] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Forbes Apr 12 2020 - 02:56

Old-fashioned needles with dull points haunted Dale Wheelock for decades.

SFGate Apr 11 2020 - 06:01

All these feelings of anxiety opened up memories of the early 1950s when children dreaded the inevitable arrival of polio each summer.

San Diego Union-Tribune Apr 10 2020 - 23:16

A member of the Stop Transmission of Polio program administers vaccinations on a farm in Nigeria.

Devex Apr 10 2020 - 15:30

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's earliest childhood memory is the day he left the polio treatment center at Warm Springs, Ga., for the

Stars and Stripes Apr 10 2020 - 08:58

He was a toddler in 1944, when his father was deployed to WWII, his mother relocated the family to her sister’s home in Alabama and he came down wi

al.com Apr 10 2020 - 07:39