Polio outbreak confirmed in Papua New Guinea

A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization reported Monday.
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Authors: Hall JJ, Ambang T, Asante A, Mapira P, Craig A, Schuele E, Pervaz Iqbal M PMID: 31318056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Contrary to our hypothesis, our evidence suggests Twitter content differs significantly from English mass media content. Evidence from our study helps inform media monitoring and communications surveillance during global public health crises, such as infectious disease outbreaks, as well as reactions to health promotion campaigns. PMID: 31314733 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
ConclusionsPublic health professionals promoting vaccine programs need to make specially-designed efforts both in localities with high average income and in localities with a high level of income diversity/inequality. Such practice will better utilize funds, resources, and manpower dedicated to increasing vaccination uptake across varying populations and communities.
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
The largest recorded outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) occurred last year, with the illness debilitating 233 people in 41 states across the nation, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- The " season " for a polio-like illness that mainly strikes children is about to begin, so public health officials sent out an early warning to doctors on Tuesday. The largest recorded outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)...
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[Dalsan Radio] Health authorities rolled out a polio campaign yesterday in Puntland and Somaliland to vaccinate more than 940,000 children under five years of age to stop an ongoing outbreak of a strain of poliovirus.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Non-polio enteroviruses are emerging viruses known to cause outbreaks of polio-like infections in different parts of the world with several cases already reported in Asia Pacific, Europe and in United States o...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
On 23 May 2019, WHO received notification through the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) of the detection of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) from an environmental sample collected on 20 April 2019 in a hospital in Northern Cameroon which borders Borno state in Nigeria and Chad.
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news
This study is registered with EudraCT, number 2017-000908-21 and ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT03430349.FindingsBetween May 22 and Aug 22, 2017, 48 volunteers were screened, of whom 15 (31%) volunteers were excluded for reasons relating to the inclusion or exclusion criteria, three (6%) volunteers were not treated because of restrictions to the number of participants in each group, and 30 (63%) volunteers were sequentially allocated to groups (15 participants per group). Both novel OPV2 candidates were immunogenic and increased the median blood titre of serum neutralising antibodies; all participants were seroprotected aft...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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