Global health: Towards polio eradication

Global health: Towards polio eradication Nature 547, 7664 (2017). doi:10.1038/547411a Authors: Jaime Sepúlveda Polio has almost been eradicated. A field study demonstrates that a combination of focused science and epidemiology, and community-based integrated health approaches, are required to finish the job.
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Malaysia's health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where the country's first polio case in nearly three decades was detected last week.
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Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: BiologicalsAuthor(s): Hebleen Brenes, Gilbert D. Loría, Bruno LomonteAbstractSecreted phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) molecules are small, calcium-dependent enzymes involved in many biological processes. Viperid venoms possess gIIA sPLA2s and sPLA2-like proteins, both having homology to human gIIA sPLA2, an innate immunity enzyme. We evaluated the antiviral action of Mt–I (catalytically-active sPLA2) and Mt-II (catalytically-inactive variant) isolated from the venom of Bothrops asper, against a diverse group of viruses. Yellow Fever and Dengue (enveloped) vir...
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The iron lung defined a generation's experience with polio. Today, its metal bulk embodies the horror of the disease, but in the 1950s, it saved hundreds of lives.
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has few treatment options, with patients frequently experiencing shortness of breath. To address this most unwelcome symptom of COPD, Dr. Jake Brenner, a critical care physician specializing in pulmonology...
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THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 -- Last October, 15-year-old Alec Woodruff developed a strange-sounding cough. Less than a week later, he was fighting for his life in the hospital, partially paralyzed and with a tube in his throat attached to a ventilator...
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Authors: Abstract "My biggest motivation is the discovery of new therapeutics to save lives. The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been the discovery of polio vaccine …" Find out more about Yanli Zhao in his Author Profile. PMID: 31816177 [PubMed - in process]
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Date: Tuesday, 12 17, 2019; Speaker: Dr. Erin Beck, NINDS; Dr. Kenneth Tyler, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Auditorium; CME Credit
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A 3-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday.Reuters Health Information
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[WHO] Abuja, 07 December 2019 - The Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for poliomyelitis eradication kicks off, a two-week visit to Nigeria on 09 December 2019, to conduct critical analysis and verify the accuracy of the certification documents prepared by the Nigerian Government.
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(Natural News) Many people still believe today that Dr. Jonas Salk was the “God” of cult pharmacology because he invented the polio vaccine. But did he? In actuality, all he did was conduct illegal medical experiments on mental patients, while the steady decline of mortality from infectious diseases was instantly (and falsely) credited to him...
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