Polio re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication

A child has been diagnosed with polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified polio-free since 1994.
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Long before he was paralyzed by poliomyelitis, Frederick Bernard Snite, Jr. (1910 to 1954) shared childhood adventures with Joseph Murray (left) and Mary Grass. Much later, as a 26-yr-old tourist to China in 1936, “Fred” was stricken with infantile paralysis. Fortunately, his financier father could marshal resources to save Fred Jr. with an assortment of “iron lung” and other ventilatory assistance devices. After visiting the Shrine of Miracles in 1939 in Lourdes, France, for spiritual inspiration, Fr ed Jr. witnessed the wedding of Joseph and Mary, his two childhood friends, by using the swiveling ...
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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Pakistan Afghanistan Epidemics World Health Organization Children and Childhood Source Type: news
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Pakistan's polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease.
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